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This time last year I was about to celebrate my 40th Birthday. Little did I know what an awful journey we had ahead when my eight year old son became very ill with a restrictive eating disorder.
Over the past few months since Christmas he has been steadily improving and going from strength to strength. He has tackled many fear foods successfully and is eating a lot more variety and quantities of food. He is snacking on fruit and yoghurt etc intuitively and is a lot less scared around food.
We still have a lot of fear foods such as cakes and sweets to tackle but we have tackled pizza! He is now not so scared of plate sizes and will eat in front of other people. We have had some meals out and last night he had a starter and a main in a restaurant! On Friday he took the massive step of eating lunch independently at school for the first time.
Thank you to everyone who posts such great advice on here. I will continue to push the calories for ever I think.
Hope this positive story gives hope to others. X

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That is wonderful news! 

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Hi tammy,
that is great news! Keep on going! The end of that tunnel gets nearer!
Try to tackle fear food, that is a big thing in recovery. The patients with the less fear food and the biggest variety in food have the best outcome long-term.
If you need ideas how to do that, come here and ask!
You are doing a wonderful job! [thumb]

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That’s terrific news! Keep up the great fight, Tammy!!! 👊🏼

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Hi Tammy,
This is really great progress. Wonderful.
I am delighted for you.
I just want to mention that I think you are very wise to keep the momentum up ...This is a long journey and a tough slog.

I am wondering have you been through mamabear's threads? They are well worth going through.

Here is a link to a very important one, Remember also that he will need to be fed through puberty and from a boy into a man...So my advice is keep feeding and eyes on!
 Best wishes

Son,DX with AN, (purging type) in 2015 ,had 4 months immediate inpatient,then FBT at home since. He is now in strong recovery,  and Living life to the full, like a "normal"[biggrin] teen. This is with thanks to ATDT. Hoping to get him into full recovery and remission one day at a time. Getting him to a much higher weight, and with a much higher calorie plan than his clinicians gave him as a target, was instrumental to getting him to the strong recovery that he is in now. Food is the medicine.

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Happy Birthday to you Tammy and also hope you enjoyed your Mother’s Day too!!
Great to read your post sounds like
you have done an awesome job!!
Last year my d had turned 18 and I was coming up for my 50th when she was d with AN
I guess we will both remember our milestones
Definately keep on feeding and tackling the fear foods
We doing ok too the 2 steps forward 1 back dance
But I’ve learned slow and steady
All the best xx

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I'm delighted by your news, Tammy! Hurray for the progress.

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