Sunday, September 30, 2012

Eat Shit and Prosper

Kaitlin Hunter, 20, has experienced a series of misadventures lately, surviving a near-fatal auto accident only to develop a horrifying infection in her colon.  To paraphrase CNN, a timely shit transplant saved Hunter’s ass. 

Doubtless, we are all familiar with the expression “Eat shit and die,” but this story would seem to invalidate the insult.  It should be “Eat shit and live!”  Wouldn’t you know it was Hunter’s mom who donated the shit for the shit transplant, after Hunter’s colon became stricken by Clostridium difficile (C. diff), a bacterial infection that kills 14,000 Americans each year, according to the CDC. 

The C. diff apparently set in when Hunter was given antibiotics as a precautionary measure during her recovery from the auto accident, lowering her colon’s defenses.  The infection did not respond to further treatment, making the maternal shit transplant a life-saving act.  Is this the ultimate gift a mother can bestow on her child, the Gift of Shit?

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