He shared an update on Instagram Monday (March 1), five days after the incident occurred in West Hollywood Feb. 24, by posting two pictures of himself in a hospital bed, one of which showed him using a ventilator. In the caption, Fischer described the aftermath of his shooting and how Asia, one of Gaga’s dogs that was able to get away and was later found after the shooting, comforted him until first responders arrived on the scene.
“4 days ago, while a car sped away and blood poured from my gun shot wound, an angel trotted over and laid next to me. My panicked screams calmed as I looked at her, even though it registered that the blood pooling around her tiny body was my own. I cradled Asia as best I could, thanked her for all the incredible adventures we’d been on together, apologized that I couldn’t defend her brothers, and then resolved that I would still try to save them… and myself,” he wrote. “I looked backed at my guardian angel. I smiled at her shaking form, thankful that at least she would be okay.”
He went on to thank his friends and family, first responders and health care workers, and the Grammy-winning pop superstar’s camp for their continuous support over the last week.
“And to Elisha, my family at Haüs and @ladygaga: your babies are back and the family is whole… we did it! You have shown so much support throughout this whole crisis to both me and my family,” Fischer wrote in a second IG post. “But your support as a friend, despite your own traumatic loss from your kids, was unwavering. I love you and thank you.”
Gaga issued a statement on Feb. 26 and offered to pay $500,000 for the safe return of her two stolen French bulldogs, Koji and Gustav. She provided the email address KojiandGustav@gmail.com as a point of contact. “My heart is sick and I am praying my family will be whole again with an act of kindness,” she wrote on Twitter. “I continue to love you Ryan Fischer, you risked your life to fight for our family. You’re forever a hero.”
Later that day, the missing dogs were recovered unharmed after a woman brought them to the LAPD’s Olympic Community Police Station. A representative for Gaga and detectives confirmed the dogs belonged to the singer, who is currently in Rome to film a movie.
Fischer concluded his posts with a touching, forward-looking message about being reunited with all three of Gaga’s dogs, writing, “And now? A lot of healing still needs to happen, but I look forward to the future and the moment when I get bombarded with kisses and licks (and maybe even an excitement pee?) from Asia, Koji, and Gustav.”