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Dear all, my s, diagnosed in August is today celebrating his 10th birthday.  He asked for pancakes for breakfast and is looking forward to a party later.  He is so much better now, thanks mainly to the advice on here. 
He has grown 6 cm since September and is eating well at home.  We still have lots of ed thinking and behaviours: the stubborn last bite, eating outside the home, eating spontaneously ,acknowledging hunger - we are tackling all of these every day. 
And we have a lot of growing to do and puberty to get through. 
BUT it is much better.  Our s ,who is funny and affectionate and interested in things beyond food is back so I wanted to say a massive thank you to everyone on here, whatever your stage in the journey.  My heart really goes out to those with older or adult children.  We have had it a lot easier than most but compared to a year ago when we had a little boy who was withdrawn, listless, obsessive and wasting away, things are better. 
Please take care of yourselves and  don't give up hope. With lots of love and gratitude xx
Happy birthday to your son!
It is so lovely to hear how well he is doing.
You have done a great job and here he is wanting pancakes!!!

When within yourself you find the road, the right road will open.  (Dejan Stojanovic)

Food+more food+time+love+good professional help+ATDT+no exercise+ state not just weight+/- the "right" medicine= healing---> recovery(--->life without ED)
Happy birthday to your son 🎂

Pancakes are the perfect celebratory breakfast! Great job Mcmum xx
That is so lovely to hear, pancakes for breakfast is amazing! Hope he enjoys his special day, my d will be 16 in a fortnight.... first birthday with ed, I may just  offer pancakes as a breakfast!😃
Beautiful!  Happy birthday indeed!  Good to the last bite!
So lovely to hear; sending birthday wishes to your s, and huge kudos to you for hero parenting!  Keep up the great work...lots of fuel needed to help your sweet boy through puberty, and to help him grow into a healthy, strong young man!  So much easier, now that you see the fruits of your labor...a kid whose sunny disposition has returned, and who is participating once more in life!  Food truly is medicine.
It is good to not only hope to be successful, but to expect it and accept it--Maya Angelou
Amen to that! Many thanks everyone.  Let's all keep battling xx
So, so happy for you, hope he has a very happy birthday. 
That's great news, thanks for sharing ðŸ˜
I hope you all enjoy the party!
D became obsessed with exercise at age 9 and started eating 'healthy' at age 9.5. Restricting couple of months later. IP for 2 weeks at age 10. Slowly refed for months on Ensures alone, followed by swap over with food at a snails pace. WR after a year at age 11 in March 2017. View my recipes on my YouTube channel: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCKLW6A6sDO3ZDq8npNm8_ww
Mcmum, that is so lovely to hear.  You and your husband did this, you got your son to where he is today, and you should feel proud!  Hope your son had a lovely birthday. 
McMum-You have been nothing but encouraging and hopeful in your posts to me. I hope your son had a wonderful birthday and you had a great time as well. Good job Mum!
Fantastic news. I am so happy for you. I always relate to your posts as my son was only eight when diagnosed. We are a year further on than you and all the issues you still have have disappeared. Just keep on feeding and your son will lose all these issues. X
I am a bit late because of the flu but here we go:
Herzlichen Glückwunsch und alles Gute aus Deutschland!
Happy Birthday and all the best for your son and your family from Germany!
Keep feeding. There is light at the end of the tunnel.