Kim Zolciak can be a mighty ridiculous human being, and usually when we talk about her, it’s to poke fun.

But what happened to her and her family this weekend is no laughing matter.

As Kim revealed in a lengthy Instagram post earlier this afternoon, her four-year-old son, Kash, was attacked by a dog, and the poor little boy was seriously injured.

“I don’t know where to start,” she began her post. “The last 14hrs of our lives has been a living nightmare.”

“My sweet @kashbiermann was bit by a dog and had very traumatic injuries. I’ve never prayed so hard, or been so scared in my life.”

Kim continued “My husband, our daughters, Kj, Tracey, his nanny, Michael Beck and everyone close to us all pulled us together and held each other up.”

To really hit the tragedy home, she shared a heartbreaking picture of Kash with his father and Kim’s husband, Kroy Biermann, as he laid in a hospital bed.

Poor Kash had such terrible injuries that he required surgery — she explained that he “was in the operating room for a couple hours,” and that “now we are praying for a quick speedy recovery.”

Kim was set to appear on Andy Cohen’s Watch What Happens Live tonight, but she won’t be able to make the show, for obvious reasons.

Still, ever the professional, she said that she’ll “do my best to make it up very soon!”

Kim closed her post by thanking her family, friends and fans for praying for Kash, “and most importantly Thank you God for your protection.”

Thanks to the “incredible medical team” that’s helping Kash with his injuries, she said that he’ll be able to come home after spending a few days in the hospital recovering.

Kim hasn’t explained what exactly happened, what dog attacked her son or why, or what injuries he’s suffered.

Understandably so — we’re sure she’s got enough on her plate right now without filling the masses in on every horrific detail.

But for once, instead of the comments on her Instagram posts filling up with plastic surgery accusations and general nonsense, it seems her followers are wishing her and her family all the best.

Even on Kash’s own Instagram account, which isn’t very active on account of him being four years old, people are rushing to offer him prayers and “get well soon” messages.

Kim was right — this really does sound like a living nightmare.

The Hollywood Gossip