Dog Eats Man’s Toe

Posted: August 6, 2010 in Uncategorized

A terrier named Kiko may have saved his owner’s life.  Jerry Douthett had a horrible infection in his big right toe.  Apparently the toe stank to high hell and looked pretty disgusting.  His wife, who’s a nurse, suspected he had diabetes and urged him to see a doctor.  He kept putting it off and putting it off.  He supposedly finally had decided that he would see a doctor, and so to commemorate the decision he went out and got plastered.  According to him he had about 6 beers and a big 32-ounce margarita.  He then went home and passed out.  And that, my friends, is where the story takes a twist.  While passed out, Kiko decided to rid the infection from his owner – by chewing part of the toe off! Douthett awoke to see quite a bit of blood on the bed and Kiko laying next to him.  It took him a bit to figure out where the blood came from, but when he saw part of his toe missing he screamed for his wife who rushed him to the hospital.  It was at the hospital that tests confirmed two things: first, that Douthett was suffering from Type 2 diabetes, and second, that the bone in his toe was infected and the rest of the toe needed to be amputated.  He spent four days in the hospital and is now home recovering.  Thanks to Kiko, he may be around for a while longer.


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