Friday, February 11, 2011

Dog Saves Man's Life... Best Hangover Ever

One of my pooches, Carli has a toe infection. Googling dog toe infection seemed like the reasonable thing to do, this is what I found.

Dog Saves Man's Life by Biting Off Toe: Jerry Douthett Has Best Hangover Ever

 (CBS) A Michigan man says he has his dog to thank for saving his life by chewing off his infected big toe as he lay in a drunken stupor.

For months, Jerry Douthett had refused to see a doctor for the festering digit, in spite of his wife's pleas and her suspicion that he had out of control diabetes.

About two weeks ago the couple went to a bar, where Douthett told the Grand Rapids Press that he drank four or five beers.

"Jerry had had all these Margaritas, so I just let him sleep," his wife Rosee, a registered nurse, told the paper. "But then I heard these screams coming from the bedroom, and he was yelling, 'My toe's gone, my toe's gone!'"

Kiko, the family dog, had suddenly become a surgeon.

"It wasn't an aggressive attack. He pretty much just ate the infection, so he saved my life," Jerry Douthett said.

He was treated at Spectrum Health in Grand Rapids where physicians said he had type 2 diabetes and was suffering from a dangerous toe infection. Surgeons amputated what was left of the digit.

"Maybe he thought it was not part of Jerry's body," Rosie told the Grand Rapids television station "that it was a dead animal laying on the bed. But he chewed off the infected part so he knew when to stop, which was great."

Jerry Douthett says Kiko, a white terrier with brown ears, is a hero. Now that he knows he is diabetic, he has given up drinking.

What the FUCK!! There are several problems here
1.      Dude’s wife is a nurse and didn’t make sure he went to the doctor
2.      Rotting flesh stinks, and I know for a fact that you don’t want to be in the same bed with a rottting toe, gross.
3.   I imagine their house is a disgusting pit of despair, that you can't smell the rotting toe and chose to do something about it.
4.      The dog ate his toe!!! His wife thought it was "great" that it only ate the rotten part!!!
5.    I always thought that a cat would eat a person, but a dog wouldn’t, that myth….. BUSTED!!


  1. Madge, this is quite a story. It seems unbelievable, but most true things are (unbelievable). If a nurse thinks it's great that the dog only ate the rotten part, be careful of the service dogs if you get put in the hospital and you see a bunch of "service dogs" around. They might sniff out something rotten. Hospitals could encourage this as a cost cutting measure.

  2. I agree, they say dogs mouths are sterile, I'm not buying it.
    What about that cat at that nursing home that sleeps on your bed when you're going to die.

  3. Dog's mouths are NOT sterile. They are probably no worse than human mouths though. That nursing home death cat gives me the creeps. Now I eyeball my cat to make sure he's not coming up to sleep with me.

  4. I never liked my cat to sleep with me, the hair goes right up my nose. Don't hate on your cat, I'm sure it's not predicting your demise.

  5. I love Smokey. But I don't want him to sleep with me. How is Carli's toe?

  6. I just noticed the change in your title! Love it!

  7. Holy Hell! That's totally crazy. And, really disgusting! I think I just threw up in my mouth a little!

  8. I just noticed the infection last night, she's a foot licker, so I didn't think anything of it until she wouldn't leave it alone, and she had chewed it so much her hair was all matted up. I was able to cut most of it out, and it looked better this morning, I clipped her toenail last night and stuck some neosporin on it. I'm going to start soaking it in epsom salts when I get home, and I have some antibiotics I can give her. I'm sure she'll be fine, she's pretty resiliant.

  9. I know, and they are totally acting like it's really no big deal. ewe

  10. Yeah, I'd just monitor it for a day or two. Do you have a party hat for her? (The collar thing.) It might keep her from messing with it till it heals.

  11. I can pick one up, but I really don't want the other dogs to make fun of her. She's the alpha, and that won't go over very well in our house.

  12. The dog ATE the toe and the dude says "It wasn't an aggressive attack". I think Jerry was sucking back more than Margaritas!

  13. LOL! I don't know tequilla can do strange things.

  14. Willy gets strange googles often - some because Willy cant spell.

    19-4 Willy

  15. it's on the valentine a few posts down.

  16. Oh, ew, ew, gooey ew.

    Excuse me.


    Much better now, thanks.

  17. Ack! And what about the dog? He ate a nasty infection! Will he die with that nastiness coursing through his canine veins?

    I'm worried about the dog.

    Forget the stupid humans.

  18. Uh huh! So actually Peggy is easy, but somebody is really jealous? Right.

    You'll have to excuse me here. I am trying to get toe eating dogs out of my head.

  19. I was worried about the dog too, but they eat garbage, and rotten stuff he's probably fine.