My dad has had multiple intestional surgery's. He now has an ileostomy bag very high up on the small intestine. He is fine when on an IV but when off the IV he is not able to absorb enough nutrients to keep him strong. Malnutruition then seems to set in 48 to 72 hours after the IV is moved. I was told he has had quite a bit of his small intestine removed so the stomer is very high up. Is it possible to add on to the intestine???? Has this ever been tried before???