really. We have a lot of knowledgeable people on this board, some nurses, etc. so maybe someone has heard of this or has an idea. My aunt had three feet of her intestine removed. They didn't think she would make it through surgery - gangrene, perforated bowel, etc. It's a month later and she is doing well (sort of) except her body won't absorb any nutrients. They feed her through an IV and seem to have tried everything and nothing works. Of course, she has a good doc but I'm wondering if anyone has heard of this, knows a specialist, special hospital, treatment? I figure it was worth a try. I even dreamed if she drank caffeinated tea she would get better. Strange huh?