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toothfairy

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Hi there,
 I really hate saying this...
But..
I know you are travelling on your therapy trip and I note  T1 has had a hard time recently. 
Just to give you a big warning, that the country that you  are travelling  too has not got facilities to deal with these issues...
There are no dedicated eating disorder facilities in the country.... 
Whatever travel insurance you get, check out the pre-existing conditions, to make sure you are covered for THIS illness abroad.
I have heard of insurance not paying up,or charging up to 5000 euros for cover for holiday insurance with pre-existing issues..
 If you need to pay... you are talking often in excess of one thousand euro a night in a general hospital at your destination , and for really second or third rate treatment for this particular illness, where its widely misunderstood...like the dark ages....
I just had to warn you...from my personal experience...
Best wishes...


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Son,DX with AN, (purging type) in 2015 ,had 4 months immediate inpatient,then FBT at home since. He is now in strong recovery, (Phase 3 ) 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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Thanks Toothfairy for voicing your concerns.  I really do appreciate that!!!!

I do see that other countries have even more limited facilities, but even the ones we have here in Canada we have not been able to get help from, so in my mind, I'm on my own no matter what happens unless the twins are harming others or themselves.  They've never needed a facility, from a medical point of view, and at this stage of recovery with BMIs in 22-25 for the past 6 months, I don't foresee us needing one unless something changes for the worse.

The ONLY reason why we've waited 11 months for this hospital is because they have therapists that are supposedly good.  They know ED.  I don't have to guess and try private therapists (which we did during the waiting time), who are going off the deep end about the unknown traumas that MUST have made the girls have ED. 

I think being in a different country, learning many new things will help the girls be distracted from their daily attitude of 'Woe is me, why am I so fat and ugly?' that they have right now.   Our activities at home are so limited--I couldn't even put them in summer classes at local YMCA-type facilities because at 17, they are not old enough to be with adults but too old for most kids' classes.  (And of course with the school starting there's virtually nothing available for them during the day.)

So we tried separating them for a week in the summer and while it helped T2 to relax, the exact opposite happened to T1. And we've tried so many things.....so maybe this is where we just buckle down for a long, slow ride and wait for the change?  The only thing I feel missing, is therapy for them.  And that, again, is why we are waiting almost a year.  [frown]





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Great , best of luck with the trip..
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Son,DX with AN, (purging type) in 2015 ,had 4 months immediate inpatient,then FBT at home since. He is now in strong recovery, (Phase 3 ) 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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