Kim Zolciak is used to sharing her life on reality TV, but this Friday’s episode of Don’t Be Tardy will likely be a tough one for her.
The 39-year-old mother of six and her husband, Kroy Biermann, have decided to tell the story of their 5-year-old son Kash’s traumatic dog bite, which took place back in April.
“There are no words to describe the episode tomorrow night of Don't Be Tardy,” Zolciak wrote on Instagram. “Kroy and I after a few tough days and many conversations decided to share our story about Kash and the dog bite. I’m sick to my stomach and my eyes are full of tears as I try to even write this.. the sole purpose we did share this was to raise awareness that this can happen to ANYONE!”
Zolciak shared a photo of Kash kissing the family’s dog Sinn, revealing for the first time to People magazine that Sinn is the dog who bit and almost blinded her son.
At the time, Biermann, 32, had been outside blowing leaves in the yard when Sinn, a rescued husky-boxer mix nipped Kash in the face right next to his eye.
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“I'll never forget Kash's plastic surgeon a few weeks after the bite/ and Kash's surgery. He looked me square in my eyes and said, ‘You guys know how blessed you are (it was less than a millimeter from his eye ball (his waterline was sliced in half) and you have the platform to raise awareness and I hope you do!’” Zolciak recalled on social media. “Well, Dr. Williams, you best believe we will!!”
The couple also spoke with People about their decision to keep Sinn even after Kash’s traumatic injury.
“If Kash ever looked at me and said that he didn’t want to be around Sinn or showed any hesitation, then he wouldn’t be here,” Zolciak told the magazine, noting that Kash even asked for Sinn while in the hospital recovering from the bite. “We love Sinn, he’s part of our family, but our children will always come first without a doubt.”
The family has since restricted their pet from roaming freely around the house, saying he stays in a locked crate and is always supervised when he’s out.
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"To anybody. To anybody. Your neighbor's dog, your own dog. Just, you never think ever in a million years that your child would get bit by a dog. Doesn't even cross your mind. Never in a million years. Never crossed my mind, and I've grown up with dogs, and we have five," Zolciak told ET in October.
She also spoke about the upcoming season of Don't Be Tardy, saying "it's really great," teasing their vow renewal and more.
Don’t Be Tardy airs Friday at 9 p.m. ET on Bravo.