Wednesday, August 04, 2010

My dog only eats the socks

This dog made like Avis, and tried harder.
According to a bizarre story reported in The Grand Rapids Press, Kiko smelled an infection in his owner's right big toe and set about "amputating" it. Which in doggie terms, of course, means he ate it.
Kind of puts things in perspective, hm?  But how does a man have a toe gnawed off without noticing it?
... Kiko's owner, Jerry Douthett of Rockford, Mich., lay passed-out drunk in his bed.
That will do it.

Douthett actually had type 2 diabetes and was suffering from a dangerous infection in his big toe. ... Douthett's wife, Rosee, a registered nurse, had actually suspected her husband had diabetes and insisted he get checked out. But before he did so, he had a few beers. And then a few margaritas. After that, he went home, passed out, and Kiko got to work.
When you have diabetes, one of the sillier things you can do is ignore it in favor of knocking down some cold ones.  I believe the fancy medical term for this is "contraindication," which is doctor speak for "ARE YOU FREAKING NUTS?!!??!"
If you choose to drink alcohol, only drink it occasionally and when your diabetes and blood sugar level are well-controlled. ... Beer and sweet wine contain carbohydrates and may raise blood sugar. ... Do not drink more than two drinks of alcohol in a one-day period. ... Avoid "sugary" mixed drinks, sweet wines, or cordials.
This guy's lucky his nose wasn't infected.


The Barking Spider said...

I have to examine my feet every day. Another story had this guy going to the hospital with a blood sugar level of 580. Thank God I'm sober. I don't know how I could have managed the disease as a drunk.

Mr. Bingley said...

This guy's lucky his nose wasn't infected.

Or his...

The Barking Spider said...

Bingley, don't scare me like that.