Toe-tally Unbelievable

Jerry Douthette and his wife Rosee have a Jack Russell terrier named Kiko . Jerry and Rosee went out and he had a good bit to drink, four or five beers and 2 large margaritas to be specific. Rosee did her wifely duty and hauled him home, where he went and laid down and fell asleep. When he awoke Kiko was on the bed with him, there was a pool of blood around his foot, and half his left great toe was gone. At the hospital Jerry found out he was a diabetic, his sugar was 560, 80 to 120 is normal. The sore he had left untreated on the partially eaten toe was so badly infected that the bone was involved necessitating the amputation of the remainder of the digit. Essentially the dog had saved Jerry because it could smell the life threatening infection. Initially Kiko was to be put down but Jerry changed his mind. Since the dog saved him the Douthettes are keeping it. After the customary quarantine to be sure rabies is not involved of course.
     Posted By: patty - Tue Aug 03, 2010

how's that for man's best friend?
Posted by Patty in Ohio, USA on 08/03/10 at 08:14 PM
I've heard of this before... Dog detects cancer... I always wonder when my dog (german shepherd) stiffes me. You know she might be detecting something. Anybody else what to stiff me???
Posted by MNIceLady on 08/03/10 at 08:35 PM
oh boy did you ask for it girlfriend!
Posted by Patty in Ohio, USA on 08/03/10 at 08:48 PM
I'm sorry that was uncalled for... I just don't know... My dog stiffs me like I've been gone a week when I grab the mail or take out the garbage!
Posted by MNIceLady on 08/03/10 at 09:00 PM
honey don't be sorry, i was amused cuz i know our fellas here will have a good time answering that statement. it is all in fun!
Posted by Patty in Ohio, USA on 08/03/10 at 09:04 PM
The story should have been titled; Hung-over husband has haughty hound hoover horrendous hang-nail... Too much?
Posted by Izzos in California on 08/03/10 at 10:32 PM
I don't understand how anyone can get a sore of that magnitude without realizing it, short of bedridden or elderly patients.
Posted by Nethie on 08/03/10 at 11:27 PM
he knew he had it nethie, he just refused to get it taken care of. he just figured it would get better i guess, or atleast did not think it could kill him. i actually have a friend that this could happen to cuz he is so stubborn about such things, fortunately his immune system has served him well thus far. since he is a pretty wonderful person i hope that holds!
Posted by Patty in Ohio, USA on 08/03/10 at 11:48 PM
but wayne, you know, he also licks his ass. (and balls)
Posted by Patty in Ohio, USA on 08/04/10 at 12:33 AM
Q: Why do dogs lick their ah..... nether parts?

Methinks the IceLady is melting guys.. I can smell it on the wind.
Posted by Expat47 in Athens, Greece on 08/04/10 at 12:37 AM
A: cuz they can!
Posted by Patty in Ohio, USA on 08/04/10 at 12:44 AM
actually that kind of infection would be unbarably painful without the reduced sensation. that is why diabetes is so bad. it is two fold, diabetics don't heal well, especially when they are untreated diabetics. a wound then gets infected and the nerve damage keeps the pain response from alerting the person to a serious problem. by the time they realize how bad it is there may be necrosis and gangrene which can only be stopped from progressing by amputation. If the infection gets into the blood then you have septisemia. due to systemic problems from the unchecked sugar levels it can easily kill the patient.
Posted by Patty in Ohio, USA on 08/04/10 at 05:46 PM
oh david, i am so very sorry for your loss.
Posted by Patty in Ohio, USA on 08/06/10 at 09:20 AM
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