I have been finding this forum so incredibly helpful, but not able to spend much needed time here.
My daughter, 16 was literally supposed to start ED program with kaiser the week Covid-19 closed our county. It was in this first week of the program where we were supposed to be given instructions for the structures that we were supposed to strictly follow. That never came. We’ve both been giving our effort, and daughter was showing improvement but now regressing.
She receives an in person weight check once every two weeks, and a phone therapy call. The therapy was not successful, and I disagreed with therapists approach. I have asked for her to be reassigned. A difficult call because I understand that most therapists In this stage, is the enemy. There was no repore between therapist and daughter, so they were literally working against each other. And by phone, daughter had new option of walking out. Therapist attempted to “turn up the heat” but without being in a program where she is learning anything about this, or given skills to cope - I feel like this is a big mistake. But I also don’t want to give ED space to thrive. I feel so conflicted!
Meals had been going well until about a week ago. She came to dinner and I could literally watch her go pale, watch the stress of coming to the table consume her. But she came and she tried. She is complaining of nausea that comes on at dinner time, and it forces her to vomit later in the evening. She promises it not intentional, but I know what your thinking. I’m thinking it’s being used to make purging acceptable, or it’s legitimate and some subconscious side affect of the fear of eating. Her doctor is going to prescribe an anti-nausea med and I hope that will help. Anyone have any experience with this?