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

by | 26th, November 2007

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?



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