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

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May you all be peaceful this holiday season.

Those of you who are currently in the trenches, know that there is hope.

My daughter was in dire straights several years back and we almost lost her on more than one occasion.

She actually spent two Christmases in a row in the hospital struggling to survive.

We parents hung in there and though the road was long and rocky for all of us, today she is doing well.

She has been gainfully employed for several years now and she is enjoying life.

Her future looks promising.

We take nothing for granted and we are grateful for every day that she is well.

May you and your loved ones be well, happy, free from suffering and at peace at this holiday time.

Merry Christmas HUGS!
Cathy V.
Southern California
Thank you so much for the encouragement.

Merry Christmas!
Thank you for your inspiration and hope. Merry Xmas and Happy New Year to you too!
Mum of recovering 16 year old daughter. 4 years into recovery.
Happy Holidays to you SL - so good you have a positive holiday to celebrate and coming New Year,
WenWinning (formerly wenlow) - a Mom who has learned patience, determination, empathy, and inner strength to help her young adult daughter gain full remission after over a decade of illness and clinician set inaccurate weights
Happy Holidays to all who celebrate. I already know that this Xmas will be better than last year. Last year was the refeeding stage and medical stability -- stage 1.  This year we are (I believe) at the end of stage 2 and hopeful to get into stage 3 early next year.  I never thought it was going to take this long but we all do what we have to do to help our children fight this illness.

I hope that 2015 is better than 2014 for everyone!
Lisa NJ Mom to daughter dx AN (Nov. 2013) at age 10. WR April 2014. ~There is light at the end of the tunnel.~
Thank you, SeminarLady!
Merry Christmas, Happy Holidays and a Very Happy New Year to you and all!
Happy Holidays to all who celebrate and all best wishes for 2015
Fiona Marcella UK
Merry Christmas from me too! Santa's just about to arrive over here in UK. [smile]

I can't begin to thank you ALL for being here throughout the past year... I honestly don't know how I would have coped without the support and advice from this forum. You're all amazing!
Mum of 17 year old daughter with AN seeking guidance
Merry Christmas to all from Downunder. Santa has been and gone here. Lucky for us a warm summer's day.
D diagnosed restrictive AN June 2010 age 13.5. Weight restored July 2012. Relapse and now clawing our way back. Treatment: multiple hospitalisations and individual and family therapy.
And merry Christmas from England. I grew up in South Africa so know how lovely the warm Christmas can be- by the pool and BBQ! But here we are cosy and warm inside with lights on the tree. I wish everyone a lovely day especially those of us who you who are still deeply in the trenches. You are all heros!!!
D officially diagnosed April 2014 at age 13 after being hospitalised on a medical ward due to severe restriction. Been refeeding at home, doing FBT through CAMHS. Living life moment by moment
A tad late, but Merry Christmas to all and have wonderful New Year. 

D rang from Zimbabwe but I was in the shower and as the line was bad couldn't talk for too long. So I missed out sending kisses over the phone. Oh well next time.