F.E.A.S.T's Around The Dinner Table forum

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mamabear


I had not seen this video before
I think it is incredibly well done and is a very helpful thing to show loved ones and friends to help them understand what FBT is and how it works.
Persistent, consistent vigilance!
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hopefulyetscared
Thanking you for sharing this. Extremely well done, relatable and informative.

Curious what are your thoughts of showing this to my D?
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Jasmine1
Thank you for sharing this! I've only watched the beginning as have to dash off on school run - but will be back to watch all of it. Thank you
Daughter was age 11 when she started restricting Aug 2014, admitted to paed ward Dec 2014 for low BP, pulse rate and spent 3 weeks there. As they were about to NG tube her, she decided to eat again. After approx. 1.5 years on a meal plan and lots of toil, sweat and tears she is weight restored and has just been discharged from NHS care. It's been a very slow traumatic process but each day we are making progress.
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Jasmine1
Just watched it now - very accurate and helpful and what many of us have experienced
Daughter was age 11 when she started restricting Aug 2014, admitted to paed ward Dec 2014 for low BP, pulse rate and spent 3 weeks there. As they were about to NG tube her, she decided to eat again. After approx. 1.5 years on a meal plan and lots of toil, sweat and tears she is weight restored and has just been discharged from NHS care. It's been a very slow traumatic process but each day we are making progress.
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Torie
Thanks, MamaBear.  The folks who made the video did a great job. xx

-Torie
"We are angels of hope, of healing, and of light. Darkness flees from us." -YP 
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EC_Mom
It's a great video for explaining FBT and AN. I can imagine forwarding it to relatives, friends and teachers.

It does under-portray the kinds of resistance a lot of us parents have encountered (violence, smashed plates, need for spoon-feeding). But I also remember when I first showed up on this forum that some of those stories seemed so horrifying that I stayed away for awhile. And then they were my stories, and I was so relieved that people here told me that kind of thing was actually "normal" and even--as long as D ate--not any kind of failure. I guess the video is trying to represent RAN as an illness, but still "sort of" handleable in a normal context, which is a message of great hope to many.
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