Two Women One Cup: Grandmother Ethel McEwan Saved By Ingesting Daughter’s Turds

Dec 8, 2004
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EARLIER in the week, this video of Two Girls One Cup, and now we learn of a grandmother who contracted a potentially fatal superbug. She was saved by ingesting her daughter’s poo.


Ethel McEwan, an 83-year-old from Scotland, contracted Clostridium Difficile, the Daily Record reports.


But she survived after her daughter Winnifred gave her a “faecal transplant” - a sample turd is liquidised and fed down a tube into the patient’s stomach. The treatment restores bacteria to a level that can aid the recovery process.


“When you tell people about the treatment, they wrinkle their noses,” says Mrs McEwan. “But it’s not like they put it on a plate and have you eat it.


You don’t ever see or smell a thing.


“People will have a blood transplant or a kidney transplant – what’s the difference with this?”


Why tell her? What’s to gain?


http://www.anorak.co.uk/strange-but-true/177960.html
 

THE FEZ MAN

as a matter of fact i dont have 5$
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well. 83, no time like the present than to take up skat
 
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I guess the obvious question would be why not grow the bacteria cultures in a petri dish?

Looks like "Make Up Stuff Tuesday" is a worldwide craze now.