Dog chews off Michigan man’s toe, saves his life 狗嚼掉密西根男子的趾頭,救了他的命

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A Michigan man credited his dog with saving his life by chewing off his diseased big toe as he lay passed out in a drunken stupor.
Jerry Douthett, 48, woke up on a Saturday night in late July in his Rockford, Michigan home to find his Jack Russell Terrier, Kiko, had gnawed off his right big toe.
"The dog always lays with me on the bed," said Douthett. "That night, I woke up and looked down at my foot, and it was wet. When I looked it was blood, and there was the dog looking at me with a blood mustache."
Douthett’s wife, Rosee, rushed him to a hospital where doctors found he was suffering from Type 2 diabetes. His toe was badly infected and surgeons amputated the remainder of the digit.
Douthett’s wife had been urging him for weeks to have his infected toe examined by a doctor. "I was self-medicating at this point," he said. "The moral of the story is that the dog saved my life, because otherwise I never would have gone in to see a doctor."
The couple said they were amazed that Kiko appeared to know Douthett had an infection that needed treatment. "He kind of chewed off the infected part and stopped at the good bone," said Rosee.
credit(with)︰動詞,認為(有某種優點或成就)。例句︰They credited him with the discovery.(他們認為這項發現是他的功勞。)
stupor︰名詞,昏迷、不省人事、恍惚。例句︰He lost his wallet while he was in a drunken stupor.(他醉得不省人事時丟了皮夾。)
moral︰名詞,(故事、事件引出的)寓意、教訓。例句︰I don’t know what moral to draw from all this.(我不知道從這一切中應得出什麼教訓。)

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