Father has total of 50,000 hours of parenteral nutrition prior to small bowel transplant

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The Daily Mail report “After 50,000 hours hooked to an intravenous drip that fed him, Tim Boyle is going to eat out for dinner. The father-of-two, Australia’s first recipient of a small bowel and kidney transplant, is most looking forward to celebrating his daughter’s birthday like a normal dad – by going to a restaurant. Until last month, Boyle, 47, had only 25 centimetres of small intestine.

A severely twisted bowel 12 years ago meant doctors removed 90 per cent of his small intestine and consigned him to an IV drip 12 hours a day, every day. Kidney failure 18 months ago – and the resultant appointments for dialysis – only increased his hospital visits. But five weeks after his transplant at the Austin Hospital in Melbourne, Boyle walked out free on Wednesday.”

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