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Dog Eats Man's Toe and Saves His Life

samzenpus posted more than 4 years ago | from the yes-you-read-that-right dept.

Medicine 207

Have you ever been so drunk that you passed out and your dog ate your toe? I haven't either, but luckily for Michigander Jerry Douthett, he has. It turns out Jerry has type 2 diabetes and a wound on his toe had becoming dangerously infected. After a night of drinking Jerry passed out in his chair and the family dog Kiko decided to do a little doggy doctoring. From the article: "'The toe was gone,' said Douthett. 'He ate it. I mean, he must have eaten it, because we couldn't find it anywhere else in the house. I look down, there's blood all over, and my toe is gone.' [Douthett's wife] Rosee, 40, rushed her husband to the hospital where she's a gerontology nurse — Spectrum Health's Blodgett Campus. Kiko had gnawed to a point below the nail-line. When tests revealed an infection to the bone, doctors amputated what was left of the toe."

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wow (1)

DarkKnightRadick (268025) | more than 4 years ago | (#33140112)

Hungry dog saves man's life by eating a toe.

Wow.

Re:wow (5, Funny)

Chris Tucker (302549) | more than 4 years ago | (#33140206)

Coming up next, on Sick, Sad World!

Re:wow (1)

Gilmoure (18428) | more than 4 years ago | (#33141568)

Nah-na-nah-na-nah!

Re:wow (4, Insightful)

molnarcs (675885) | more than 4 years ago | (#33140556)

Hungry dog saves man's life by eating a toe.

Wow.

No, not really. How much do you have to drink to pass out so badly that you don't feel your dog eating your toe?? I mean there could be several more plausible explanations than the one he came up with after waking up from his drunken stupor. At that kind of alcohol abuse, you can bet that the man has no idea what happened before he passed out. Besides, the man is a retard - he was urged to check for diabetes, but resisted "fearing the diagnosis" while his brother died of diabetes complications earlier! And he had this sliver in his toe and tried to remove it with a knife cutting away skin. Then when it got worse and started to both swell and SMELL, his solution was to use loose sandals instead of going to the doctor. Major fail. Oh, and his wife is a certified nurse.

Re:wow (4, Insightful)

MozeeToby (1163751) | more than 4 years ago | (#33141010)

How much do you have to drink to pass out so badly that you don't feel your dog eating your toe?

How much diabetic neuropathy (nerve damage caused by diabetes) do you need before you can have a severe bone infection without noticing it? It's entirely possible that his toes are completely numb, especially after a night of drinking (which further screws with your blood sugar).

Besides that, his wife brought him home (you'd think she would have noticed if he were bleeding profusely) and the only blood in the house was on the bed where he was sleeping. I've got to say, their theory doesn't sound as far fetched to me as so many others seem to think it is.

As for the being too afraid to go to the doctor because you're worried you might be seriously ill... yeah that's retarded. "If I don't put a label on what my bodies doing them I'm not really sick." Yep, brilliant logic.

Re:wow (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 4 years ago | (#33142296)

As for the being too afraid to go to the doctor because you're worried you might be seriously ill... yeah that's retarded. "If I don't put a label on what my bodies doing them I'm not really sick." Yep, brilliant logic.

How does the american heath insurances cope with diabetes? Or what could be considered worse cases that cause such a issue.. His wife is a nurse and considering the abysmal state of the american health ""industry"", the fact he was married to a nurse might've just made it worse.

Aka, what if the insurance company denies compensation and you have to pay $100,000.

Albeit I think the most likely scenario is that his wife read up on amputation, got him drunk and cut it off and fed him some crap about the dog eating it, because ... the fine gentleman was refusing to go to the doctor.

Re:wow (5, Insightful)

interkin3tic (1469267) | more than 4 years ago | (#33141182)

How much do you have to drink to pass out so badly that you don't feel your dog eating your toe??

Maybe not much if the toe is rotting and the nerves are damaged by diabetes and infection.

Besides, the man is a retard - he was urged to check for diabetes, but resisted "fearing the diagnosis" while his brother died of diabetes complications earlier!

It's really easy to point to someone acting out of fear and say "That's irrational: that's stupid." All of us have procrastinated out of fear on smaller things than "You could die." It's a universal human failing, and very common when it comes to scary medical things. Yes he should have done many things different, but we don't know the full story.

Let's reserve terms like "retard" for people who aren't behaving irrationally out of fear for their lives.

Re:wow (3, Insightful)

mlts (1038732) | more than 4 years ago | (#33141748)

Don't forget that few people have decent health insurance, so it is understandable why some people would put it off, because of fear that it would result in complete loss of coverage, as well as bankruptcy, loss of job. In this economy, one bad injury or illness can get a person's family on the streets.

This may be one reason why he put it off so long. Regardless, it is tragic.

Re:wow (3, Funny)

oldspewey (1303305) | more than 4 years ago | (#33141984)

They should name the dog HMO.

Re:wow (0, Flamebait)

Diantre (1791892) | more than 4 years ago | (#33141860)

Well wether he sees a doctor or not, he still has diabetes. So yeah, that's pretty retarded.

Re:wow (2, Insightful)

DNS-and-BIND (461968) | more than 4 years ago | (#33142342)

Well, we really have to know his political leaning before we can use words like "retard". If he voted the wrong way in the last election, then sure he's a retard. If he voted the correct way, then he's a victim of the imperialist capitalist system.

Re:wow (5, Funny)

elysiana (1152995) | more than 4 years ago | (#33141230)

I can just see that conversation...
Husband: "Holy cow, where's my toe? What happened?!"
Wife: "I finally lopped off that death-threat."
Husband: "What? That... that don't even make SENSE!"
Wife: "Yep, I've just been waiting for you to pass out drunk so I could take care of it. Smell was gettin' too bad."
Husband: "But... that ain't even possible! You can't just cut off my toe! Why are you lying?"
Wife: "*sigh* Okay, you're right, you're right. It was the dog. The dog actually bit it off and ate it. It completely ignored the rancid smell of rotting flesh, and ate your toe."
Husband: "Oh! Well that makes sense, that dog always was loyal! Good boy! Have some more Jack Daniels, boy!"

Re:wow (1)

operagost (62405) | more than 4 years ago | (#33141880)

Actually, dogs like smelly stuff.

Re:wow (1)

doomicon (5310) | more than 4 years ago | (#33141388)

Major Fail? When I was a youngster we would refer to this as "thinning the herd".

Re:wow (1, Funny)

Anonymous Coward | more than 4 years ago | (#33141464)

yeah, it's a good thing those 2 human idiots have such an intelligent dog as their owner...

Re:wow (4, Informative)

xigxag (167441) | more than 4 years ago | (#33141472)

The reason he didn't feel his dog eating his toe is not just that he was drunk, but because diabetes causes peripheral neuropathy. When you have severe untreated diabetes, you often can't feel pain in your extremities, and untreated sores become gangrenous. So his being drunk was the least of his problems, his bigger problem was that his toe was decomposing and he couldn't feel it.

Dumb and dumber (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 4 years ago | (#33141772)

This guy is a poor patient who is abusing his health. To top it off, he has a potentially lethal disease, so he is on a mission to kill himself. A doctor's worst nightmare come true- non-compliant patient.

Regarding maggot therapy. That may or may not be ok for soft tissue (dead tissue, not infected or gangrenous tissue), it is inappropriate for infected bone (osteomylitis). Amputation was appropriate, while waiting would likely resulting in the need for a higher amputation (which may still be needed in the form of an above or below knee amputation if this fails to heal, or when he gets his next infection- say on his next drunken binge). By the way, does this idiot smoke?

I say good luck to the doctors and nurses (including his wife). I wonder how much this will cost society?

Re:wow (1)

Lumpy (12016) | more than 4 years ago | (#33142160)

Yup the guy is a loser to begin with. you dont drink like that when you have Diabetes. you also dont ignore injuries when you have that disease either.

It's just a good example of how redneck we still are here in michigan....

Re:wow (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 4 years ago | (#33142300)

Diabetics don't need to drink anything to go into a coma from either hyper- or hypo-glycaemia.

Re:wow (4, Funny)

Farmer Tim (530755) | more than 4 years ago | (#33140608)

An acquaintance of mine once fell into bed dead drunk, and his pet rabbit chewed the ends of his fingers (it's nae ordinary bunny!). Next day he checked into rehab, which probably saved him from drinking himself to death.

OK, not quite the same, but what do you expect from a rabbit, an intervention?

Re:wow (1)

DarkKnightRadick (268025) | more than 4 years ago | (#33141140)

Nope, but since rabbits were carnivores before being vegans, I'm not surprised. It seems bunnies still have a bit of the old blood lust in 'em.

Sounds Like Maggot Treatment (5, Interesting)

eldavojohn (898314) | more than 4 years ago | (#33140164)

As seen on Gladiator and from the US Army Survival Manual (FM 21-76) page 40 [scribd.com] :

4-97. If you do not have antibiotics and the wound has become severely infected, does not heal, and ordinary debridement is impossible, consider maggot therapy as stated below, despite its hazards:

*Expose the wound to flies for one day and then cover it.
*Check daily for maggots.
*Once maggots develop, keep wound covered but check daily.
*Remove all maggots when they have cleaned out all dead tissue and before they start on healthy tissue. Increased pain and bright red blood in the wound indicate that the maggots have reached healthy tissue.
*Flush the wound repeatedly with sterile water or fresh urine to remove the maggots.
*Check the wound every 4 hours for several days to ensure all maggots have been removed.
*Bandage the wound and treat it as any other wound. It should heal normally.

By no means a pleasant option but an interesting way to remove infection.

Re:Sounds Like Maggot Treatment (1)

Servaas (1050156) | more than 4 years ago | (#33140594)

Haven't we seen a case of use maggots to treat dead tissue on every single doctor show ever broadcast?

Re:Sounds Like Maggot Treatment (2, Informative)

fuzzyfuzzyfungus (1223518) | more than 4 years ago | (#33140662)

Those are usually specially raised, sterile medical maggots, often in a dressing designed to keep them from escaping; but the principle is the same.

Re:Sounds Like Maggot Treatment (1)

Gilmoure (18428) | more than 4 years ago | (#33142114)

...to keep them from escaping

Once they get a taste for humans...

Re:Sounds Like Maggot Treatment (2, Insightful)

DarkKnightRadick (268025) | more than 4 years ago | (#33140602)

*Flush the wound repeatedly with sterile water or fresh urine to remove the maggots.

Might I just be the one to say "EWWWWWWWWWWW!"

Re:Sounds Like Maggot Treatment (1)

deathlyslow (514135) | more than 4 years ago | (#33141178)

Leaving aside the obvious revulsion. Urine is sterile and has a fairly close PH and salinity from one person to another. When in doubt save up the person's own urine. Much better than the alternatives of loosing a limb or life to gangrene.

Re:Sounds Like Maggot Treatment (4, Informative)

gorzek (647352) | more than 4 years ago | (#33141226)

Human urine is quite sterile, believe it or not.

And, for some reason, this is my second post about urine today. What the hell?

Re:Sounds Like Maggot Treatment (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 4 years ago | (#33141428)

Human urine is quite sterile, believe it or not.

And, for some reason, this is my second post about urine today. What the hell?

Huh, no shit?

Re:Sounds Like Maggot Treatment (2, Funny)

gorzek (647352) | more than 4 years ago | (#33141486)

Shit is another matter entirely. ;)

Re:Sounds Like Maggot Treatment (1)

JWSmythe (446288) | more than 4 years ago | (#33142412)

No, he said "no shit". :)

    I can't say I've ever heard of using fecal matter to clean a wound, but I've sure heard of avoiding fecal matter in wounds. Well, that and any contact with fecal matter in general. :) .... unless you're tubgirl. {shivers}

Re:Sounds Like Maggot Treatment (5, Funny)

igaborf (69869) | more than 4 years ago | (#33142054)

Human urine is quite sterile, believe it or not.

Yet, I stand by my belief that it's better to be pissed off than pissed on.

Re:Sounds Like Maggot Treatment (4, Funny)

Gilmoure (18428) | more than 4 years ago | (#33142148)

Here on Urine Talk today we have frequent caller Gorzek...

Re:Sounds Like Maggot Treatment (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 4 years ago | (#33141392)

Hey, if you're stuck in a Vietnamese jungle or something, you gotta do with what ya have

Re:Sounds Like Maggot Treatment (1, Insightful)

Anonymous Coward | more than 4 years ago | (#33142422)

Might I just be the one to say "EWWWWWWWWWWW!"

Hey, this manual is talking about a situation where you've got an infected, festering wound, no antibiotics, and no chance to get to a doctor anytime soon. What's more, this manual (rightly) recommends letting friggin' MAGGOTS grow in the wound to disinfect it.

All that, and you're worried about something as innocent as peeing on the wound to remove the maggots? (And yes, fresh urine *is* sterile - it contains things the body wants to get rid of, so it's still not necessarily something you'll want to ingest, but you don't have to be worried about catching any bugs when you do. This is in stark contrast to feces, too, which DOES have various bacteria in it and should not be consumed. Not that most people would even want to, of course.)

Re:Sounds Like Maggot Treatment (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 4 years ago | (#33140604)

You'd be amazed how easily you lose sensibility to things like that once you suffer enough.

Re:Sounds Like Maggot Treatment (5, Informative)

mad_ian (28771) | more than 4 years ago | (#33140652)

This is still done in hospitals, particularly for bad burns. The Green Bottle Fly is most often used, as the maggots will only eat dead flesh, and do not excrete waste. Only after they pupate and metamorphose into flies do they excrete, thus the larvae are essentially sterile.

The pharmacy at the local hospital grows such larvae in sterile environments just for such use. In the field you won't have all those advantages, but it's absolutely an option.

Re:Sounds Like Maggot Treatment (1)

interkin3tic (1469267) | more than 4 years ago | (#33141324)

Sounds like I might not want to know, but what is "ordinary debridement?" Just cutting it off with a sterile knife?

Re:Sounds Like Maggot Treatment (1)

h4rr4r (612664) | more than 4 years ago | (#33141424)

No, they use a special sterile metal brush basically.

Pics or it didn't happen! (1)

Civil_Disobedient (261825) | more than 4 years ago | (#33141868)

Not safe for lunch. [youtube.com]

Re:Pics or it didn't happen! (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 4 years ago | (#33142176)

Seeing the maggots and the wound was ok.

Seeing that woman on the other hand...I don't think I'll ever eat another meal again.

Re:Sounds Like Maggot Treatment (1)

phantomfive (622387) | more than 4 years ago | (#33142022)

Two other possibilities for when you are in a survival situation, if it is a small cut, are to wash it off with rubbing alcohol and bandage it up, or if it is a bigger wound, after it stops bleeding severely cover it with sugar. Sugar is an excellent disinfectant. The fastest I ever had a split lip heal was after treating it with sugar.

If you don't have modern medicine, it is extremely important to treat an infection as soon as possible because any infection has potential to become life-threatening if it spreads through the body. In ancient battles it's likely people died as much from infections in their sword wounds as they did from the actual injuries.

Oh, and don't try the sugar thing if you're diabetic. Like this guy.

Re:Sounds Like Maggot Treatment (1, Funny)

Anonymous Coward | more than 4 years ago | (#33142234)

The 'fresh urine' part is the kicker. Who keeps stale urine? It's gotten so cheap these days.

Wise (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 4 years ago | (#33140224)

They say if you eat a mans toe you gain his strength.

Re:Wise (1)

countSudoku() (1047544) | more than 4 years ago | (#33140552)

They say if you eat a mans toe you gain his strength.

Wasn't that for stealing/cutting his hair? I'd say; Give a dog a toe and you feed him for a day. Teach a dog to hunt for toes and you feed him for a lifetime.

grammar fail (1)

compucomp2 (1776668) | more than 4 years ago | (#33140236)

"had becoming"? Really?

How drunk do you need to be... (1, Insightful)

Drakkenmensch (1255800) | more than 4 years ago | (#33140264)

.. to sleep through your dog eating part of your body?!?

Re:How drunk do you need to be... (2, Informative)

Jogar the Barbarian (5830) | more than 4 years ago | (#33140358)

If it was necrotic, he would have lost all feeling in the tissue. Same deal with destructive frostbite.

Re:How drunk do you need to be... (1)

slyrat (1143997) | more than 4 years ago | (#33140394)

Well, being diabetic probably helped. You can certainly have less nerves in the feet after many years of sub-optimal blood sugar levels. This can lead to not easily feeling what is going on with one's toes.

Re:How drunk do you need to be... (1)

Scragglykat (1185337) | more than 4 years ago | (#33140410)

diabetics often lose feeling in their extremities, they will develop infections and sores on their feet, and often end up having them amputated at some point. I'm assuming he was at least somewhat numb from that, and the alcohol.

Re:How drunk do you need to be... (1)

pev (2186) | more than 4 years ago | (#33141036)

Seriously, RTFA : "He believes Douthett didn't immediately awaken partly because of nerve damage caused by diabetes".

Re:How drunk do you need to be... (1)

AdamWeeden (678591) | more than 4 years ago | (#33141886)

This might partly have something to do with the diabetes and how alcohol affects you. I had a diabetic roommate once who drank like a fish, and when he did, the alcohol seemed to push him into the "falling down, blacked out, stupid" phase much quicker than anyone I know. He once got so drunk he broke into a bunch of cars in our apartment parking lot looking for something he lost. No memory of that the next day. Another time he decided it'd be a good idea to not take his insulin and then drink. Paramedics were called that night as he was unresponsive.

See the relevant WebMD article [webmd.com] .

* While moderate amounts of alcohol can cause blood sugar to rise, excess alcohol can actually decrease your blood sugar level -- sometimes causing it to drop into dangerous levels.
* Alcohol can interfere with the positive effects of oral diabetes medicines or insulin.

Re:How drunk do you need to be... (1)

darkmeridian (119044) | more than 4 years ago | (#33141930)

Well, it might not have hurt that badly if his diabetes was so advanced that all the nerves going into his toe were dead. It sounds like his toe was basically rotting off his body without him being aware of it, so I'm guessing that the nerves were all dead. Dog just ate it all because it was rotten/dead meat to him. Guy didn't realize because all the nerves were dead.

gerentology nurse? (4, Insightful)

singingjim1 (1070652) | more than 4 years ago | (#33140268)

I'm just wondering how it could have gotten so bad with a nurse in the house?

Re:gerentology nurse? (1)

ceejayoz (567949) | more than 4 years ago | (#33140486)

There are some shitty nurses out there.

Re:gerentology nurse? (3, Insightful)

H0p313ss (811249) | more than 4 years ago | (#33140684)

There are some shitty nurses out there.

There are shitty husbands out there too. Honestly my wife never knows about my minor medical issues, if she did I'd never hear the end of it. Now I say shitty husbands because deception is a terrible way to deal with problems and I'd probably be better off if nothing was hidden.

Whats more this guy has diabetes, anyone with diabetes knows to take special care with any kind of wound or infection. He didn't take care of himself, how is that his wife's fault?

Re:gerentology nurse? (1)

singingjim1 (1070652) | more than 4 years ago | (#33141692)

I'm not blaming the wife for anything. I'm just surprised she never noticed the signs or smell the infection. Something that bad had to have smelled, right?

Re:gerentology nurse? (1)

H0p313ss (811249) | more than 4 years ago | (#33142156)

I'm not blaming the wife for anything. I'm just surprised she never noticed the signs or smell the infection. Something that bad had to have smelled, right?

He also passed out drunk, I'm sure that EVERYTHING smelled.

Re:gerentology nurse? (3, Informative)

confu2000 (245635) | more than 4 years ago | (#33140678)

From the article, he had been hiding it from his wife for a while. After she saw it, she suspected diabetes, but he had resisted seeing a doctor due to the fear of a diagnosis. Lots of stupid stuff on his part. Not so many on the wife's.

Re:gerentology nurse? (1)

singingjim1 (1070652) | more than 4 years ago | (#33141654)

I must have skipped over that part. Something that infected must have smelled horrible.

Moron (4, Funny)

grub (11606) | more than 4 years ago | (#33140296)


Diabetic and drinking like a fish. Smooth move, retard.
.

Fish don't drink (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 4 years ago | (#33140868)

They realy don't. Water to a fish is like air to us.

Re:Moron (3, Insightful)

PopeRatzo (965947) | more than 4 years ago | (#33140976)

Diabetic and drinking like a fish. Smooth move, retard.

We were standing in line at the Starbucks one morning behind a woman with a diabetic wrist-band thingie and she ordered a Vente Mocha Frappuccino.

But then again, I've seen people so fat that they had to ride those little scooter/shopping cart things and it looked like they were buying one of everything in the frozen dessert case.

If you want to see why the US is headed toward total collapse, go look at the pictures on the "People of Wal-Mart" site.

Re:Moron (1)

maxume (22995) | more than 4 years ago | (#33141300)

So 2012 is going to be a sinkhole?

Re:Moron (1)

sourcerror (1718066) | more than 4 years ago | (#33141372)

Collapse? It's just natural selection in action.

Re:Moron (4, Funny)

Sponge Bath (413667) | more than 4 years ago | (#33141632)

Just think of all the fatties as a reserve, slow moving meat supply for the apocalypse.

Re:Moron (1)

blueg3 (192743) | more than 4 years ago | (#33140988)

Going to the hospital for the toe resulted in him being diagnosed with diabetes, at which point he stopped drinking.

Re:Moron (2, Insightful)

MBGMorden (803437) | more than 4 years ago | (#33141328)

I've never understood the whole bit about being afraid to go to the doctor to get a dianosis. It's not like you don't actually get the disease until the doctor tells you.

It's similar to girls who won't step on the scale for fear of seeing her weight. It ain't changing, scale or no.

Re:Moron (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 4 years ago | (#33141738)

Because it's easier to live in ignorance than it is in fear. These people don't want to get better, they want to feel good about themselves. They don't concern themselves about the future until they have a written date to die.

Re:Moron (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 4 years ago | (#33141138)

Mod up. This dude obviously has a limited life-span as it is...

Re:Moron (-1, Offtopic)

Anonymous Coward | more than 4 years ago | (#33141510)

If you ask him, he will likely say he suffers from the disease* called alcoholism, and that he had no choice over his actions.

* As defined by Alcoholics Anonymous, the institution funded by the U.S. state governments**, which provides Bible material*** as part of a faith healing process and group study (and homework!).
** Funding is typically not direct to AA, instead being granted to a complex network of state-sponsored self-help programs that can be traced back to the AA parent.
*** Provided scripture is modified to replace 'God' with "Your Creator" in an attempt to disguise its lineage and appear neutral.

Having a mother that is susceptible to this crap really makes you think twice (or thrice) about the benefit of propagating your genes. I decided to adopt children.

Surgical consult (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 4 years ago | (#33140330)

I brought another doctor to check out your condition, this is Dr. Lasse

Sweet toe (1)

cpscotti (1032676) | more than 4 years ago | (#33140422)

I was wondering... did anyone ask the dog whether the toe was sweet? I could bet it was.. ice cream sweet!

Re:Sweet toe (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 4 years ago | (#33141202)

Fail attempt at humor.

Obamacare (0, Offtopic)

bugs2squash (1132591) | more than 4 years ago | (#33140448)

Is that why they have Bo ? Is it a prototype for ER deployment or elder disposal.

Re:Obamacare (1, Insightful)

Anonymous Coward | more than 4 years ago | (#33140578)

Is that why they have Bo ? Is it a prototype for ER deployment or elder disposal.

Is what why what? Prototype?

I'm assuming you're with 90% of Americans who have some hard coded objection to treating people who make mistakes like human beings. So therefore I find you annoying. Or maybe you object to Obama's attempt to make the world's richest nation treat people who can't afford healthcare a little better.

Re:Obamacare (1)

countertrolling (1585477) | more than 4 years ago | (#33140648)

Maybe Doggie Howser M.D. (Medical Dog) is on his HMO's list of approved physicians...

What am I reading again? (2, Insightful)

jmizrahi (1409493) | more than 4 years ago | (#33140554)

Here I thought I was reading Slashdot, when all of a sudden I find out that I'm reading Fark.

Re:What am I reading again? (1)

tacktick (1866274) | more than 4 years ago | (#33142110)

Yeah except on Fark it would be "Dog eats Man's toe and saves his life. Give that Dog a steak!"

The dog did it? Aye, right. (1)

drunkenoafoffofb3ta (1262668) | more than 4 years ago | (#33140704)

Man gets so drunk, he passes out. Gets a toe injury. While blisteringly drunk. No memory of losing a bit of toe. I don't think blaming the dog for it is the logical conclusion. It's not like blaming the dog for a particularly noxious fart, you know.

New theory (1)

Anomalyx (1731404) | more than 4 years ago | (#33140804)

Maybe the dog just wanted some booze too, and since he couldn't reach it, he just took advantage of his owner's high BAC and went for the blood. =)

News... (1)

r00tyroot (536356) | more than 4 years ago | (#33140958)

In this case, "Dog Bites Man" really is news!

Man Eats Dogs Toe and Saves His Life (1)

planetralph (944937) | more than 4 years ago | (#33140970)

Now that's news.

The dog... (1)

hahn (101816) | more than 4 years ago | (#33140972)

The dog ate my homework. The dog ate my toe. Jeez, man's "best friend" sure takes a lot of crap from us.

Re:The dog... (3, Funny)

Nadaka (224565) | more than 4 years ago | (#33141336)

That's what the cat said.

THIS ISN'T NEWS!!! (1)

thescreg (1854974) | more than 4 years ago | (#33141004)

"Man eats dog's toe and saves his life". Now THATS news.

Re:THIS ISN'T NEWS!!! (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 4 years ago | (#33141196)

Jesus. You guys need to calm the fuck down. This is IDLE! Ignore Idle if you don't want to see anything like this. Sadly, yes, other areas of Slashdot have things that should be in Idle. But fuck. This one's in the right spot. Bunch of ADHD fucktards.

What about the dog (1)

SnarfQuest (469614) | more than 4 years ago | (#33141154)

You have a dog that is known to EAT YOU when you get drunk. Do you keep the dog and wait until you get drunk again, to see what else he eats?

And THIS little piggy... (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 4 years ago | (#33141174)

...got infected then shat out by the dog.

New Dog Treat flavor... (1)

stazeii (1148459) | more than 4 years ago | (#33141256)

Gangrenous Toe!

Good thing... (5, Funny)

Farmer Tim (530755) | more than 4 years ago | (#33141284)

...he didn't have the clap.

Coming this fall to FOX (1, Funny)

Anonymous Coward | more than 4 years ago | (#33141338)

House pet, M.D.

Whoah... (1)

SpaceAmoeba (1159183) | more than 4 years ago | (#33141736)

Dude, where's my toe?

Wait a second... (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 4 years ago | (#33141804)

So you have a dog that just decided it enjoys gnawing on human extremities while they are not moving. Good dog!

I can see this is going to end soooo well.

Re:Wait a second... (1)

Ungrounded Lightning (62228) | more than 4 years ago | (#33142100)

o you have a dog that just decided it enjoys gnawing on human extremities while they are not moving. Good dog!

Bet it didn't smell like "my person" but more like "a parasite attacking my person".

SLOW NEWS DAY (1)

badzilla (50355) | more than 4 years ago | (#33141852)

"Dog Bites Man" is not news. Wake me when you have "Man Bites Dog"

I have to wonder... (1)

CeruleanDragon (101334) | more than 4 years ago | (#33141862)

How many people find it so implausible that he was so drunk that he couldn't feel his dog eating off his toe...

But have no problems believing a guy could get so drunk that his wife can cut off his dangly bit and take it for a ride?

(and others have already posted the logical reasons as to why he didn't notice: diabetes-related neuropathy most likely, my dad's got it, dropped a razer sharp knife on his foot, went straight through, didn't feel a thing)

How about snapped off at a party? (1)

moondawg14 (1058442) | more than 4 years ago | (#33141908)

I believe it was Sir Chris Bonington that has his necrotic frost-bitten toe snapped off at a party by a curious nurse. He talks about it in his account of surviving the climb of Annapurna's south face.

Wait (1)

OrangeMonkey11 (1553753) | more than 4 years ago | (#33142290)

If a person is diabetic doesn't the doctor advise them not to drink heavily or even drink at all.

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