Kathy Griffin feared her dog Maggie’s tooth might have to be extracted on Tuesday, after revealing she tried to get the dog to ‘stop eating rocks’.
The comedian, who on Monday asked social media users for help deciphering the results of her lung cancer exam after her surgeon “ghosted” her, revealed on Twitter that her beloved pet would go to the vet.
By posting a photo of Maggie relaxing by the pool, Suddenly Suzanne star Griffin, 61, wrote: “Lil Maggie dude got a tooth pulled today. We tried to get him to stop eating rocks.”
However, the medical trip turned out to be much less serious than initially feared, as revealed by Griffin’s husband, Randy Bick, in a follow-up tweet.
Posting another photo of Maggie, Bick said, “Maggie is home! A bit drowsy but overall in excellent health. Bundle is back!”
“Don’t worry, she’ll be super spoiled with treats and hugs,” Griffin commented in response to the tweet.
Griffin often shares details of his home life with his dogs. In May, she received a flood of advice from her Twitter followers after one of her dogs started chewing on her own testicles.
Griffin posted video footage of the dog in question, as the comedian told the camera, “He’s been doing this since we got him. I took him to the vet and said, ‘ Why does Elliot chew his own cock?’ And they said, ‘Oh, there’s a lot of dogs playing.’ I said, ‘No, no, he chews. He changes color!'”
“My dog Elliot has a very weird habit,” Griffin wrote in an accompanying caption. “He’s chewing his penis. Like, he’s chewing it like it’s a treat. Yeah, I spoke to the vet and they said there was nothing they could do unless I wanted to ‘remove his sheath’. No, I won’t let any vet operate on her sheath.”
On Monday, Griffin asked his social media followers to help him understand his recent lung cancer test results.
The TV personality announced she was diagnosed with the disease in August 2021, before revealing in November that she was cancer-free.
However, she has since expressed fears that her voice may never return to normal, having been changed to a higher pitch than usual as a result of her treatment.
“Just had my year-old lung cancer scan. Should have results in a few days,” she wrote on Aug. 18, commenting the next day, “I haven’t had an oncologist so far so i found one that specializes in breast cancer not lung but she might order the scan of my lungs anyway now they said the results would be in 72 hours. Monday.”
When Monday rolled around, it emerged that Griffin was no longer aware of her condition, as she posted the results online in hopes that someone with expertise in the area could pass on some knowledge.
“You guys I don’t really have an oncologist and the surgeon who removed half of my lung ghosted me but I think my #lungcancer scan is clean,” she tweeted . “So since I can’t reach anyone on the phone among my thousands of doctors to interpret this, I’m asking #CancerTwitter! Hey #oncology…”
When one of Griffin’s followers asked if she had tried a particular doctor in the Los Angeles area, the TV personality replied, “It was the surgeon who removed half of my left lung. .
“But, I lost faith in him because the day he did my surgery in the morning, he himself underwent anesthesia a few hours later in the same hospital and had knee surgery. He didn’t therefore neither ate nor drank before cutting himself.
Stating that his situation “sucks,” Griffin went on to share the surgeon, “He ruined my vocal cords and my arytenoids permanently! My voice is my life.
“It puts me off 2 that people stick 4 a surgeon who gave me so much trouble. I got stage 1. I wish I had chemo/radiation instead of surgery with this hack Dr .”
Griffin may have gotten his initial query answered when a Twitter user told him that “the report sounds great. But to be fully reassured, you really need to make an appointment with a pulmonary oncologist and have him make look at the actual analysis.”
“Thanks Doc! I don’t know of one. I don’t even have a pulmonologist,” Griffin replied. “The guy I had is around 85. No more men either. I’m not kidding. I’d prefer a woman under 50. I’d love recommendations for Cedars, St Johns or UCLA! I have had shit attention and it makes me extremely fearful and anxious.”