^^thanks all, i managed to get it out of him, sans the cotton, but at least the stick is out of him. I didn't think he could get to my high dresser, the little rascal! and thanks for including us in your prayers! the lazy bum is sleeping now, but if the cotton gives him a problem, i'll try to flush it out and give him peto bismol like when he ususally has stomache upsets.
^^really, thats good to know! he's doing fine today, he was extra rowdy then usual actually. now he doesn't even look like a westie because hes absolutely filthy from rolling around. was lucky i finally caught him by surprise as he was hiding under the bed, and was able to pull it out without causing any damage to him.