i'm guessing they removed her intestine because it was full of helmins or bacteria. if you know of a naturopath that has bio-resonnance testing or bio-meridian, they can sometimes put you at ease, they do it all the time so it's no big deal. it's quite a difference talking to these people since they understand gastro problems and 'undiagnosed' bacterial infections. they can give you a printout of problems, then you'll have to go from there. my mom went through the same, if not worse; now i'm going through it but want to prevent it. if i can help let me know.
I had my large intestant removed 14 months ago due to due inertia. Diarrea was a problem for a while but these are a few things that have helped. Small meals 6 x daily, probotics, liquid vitamins, potassium, calcium. Antidiarrea medicine as needed and power aid lots daily to prevent dehydration. Also alcohol I have found makes diarrea worse and will dehydrate you faster than most people. I dealt with severe muscle spasms and found the potassium is something I have to have. I am glad that I had the surgery because the pain is gone and I can now eat where before I was severly malnourished because of the inertia. Dehydration is still a big problem but it is getting better. Consult with everyone you know for answers my mds weren't the most helpful my chiropractor was the most helpful.good luck
In 2004 I underwent a total colectomy for torrential diverticular bleeding and recorded my experience on http://www.medhelp.org/posts/show/523166
I found that a high fibre diet helped to counteract diarrhoea - including pulverised fresh fruit to which organic bran has been added - likewise fresh vegetables + bran. Wholemeal bread, no junk food etc etc.
I likened this diet to dealing with a liquid spillage on the kitchen floor on which you throw sawdust to make a "sludge" which is more easily scraped up.