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Hi,my name is Dave and I'm a single father.
My story with my daughter is a little complicated. When she was 3, me and her mother divorced and she got full custody. It's not the I wanted, it's a shame to say, but I wouldn't be able to provide for my own child. Now that I'm finally getting back on track, we decided I can have her for a few weeks at home every now and the. (I was alway allowed to visit her, and I always did).
It's been 2 weeks she's hre with me and since day one I've noticed she's too concerned about what she eats. She counts everything and puts on a paper, but she says that her doctor told her to do that. The thing is, she's an actress and a few months ago she went from 100 pounds (her usual weight) to 123 because of a movie she was doing and it was necessary. The movie is over and her agent told her she should seea doctor to lose all the weight she gained. This doctor is giving her some pills that are supposed to make her lose it faster and she's only allowed to eat 600 calories per day, which I think is crazy,but her mom says is okay.
Last week was my niece's birthday and I took Morgan to the party. At the beginning she was trying to avoid, but she's a kid,of course she wanted to eat. Later that day, I heard from one of the kids she had threw up in the bathroom. She said she was sick and I believed her. But today, after dinner with my parents, she went straight to the bathroom and after several minutes came out, after a shower. It seemed so weird. Then my mom said she saw that before with one of my cousins and that she was bulimic, she told me about this website, so here I am. Are those signals of bulimia ? I know nothing about that.
I tried talking with her, but when I got to her room she was crying saying her carreer was over because. Thing is, since she made that movie she couldn't book any other role, and she said thatbefore that she would get at least commercials in between. She was saying how untalented,ugly and fat she is, how she was disappointing everyone and of course I was telling to say she was wrong but she wouldn't believe me. I hate how my 12 years old daughter feels like she HAS to work, and that it's also my fault. I mean, I couldn't provide for her and for the last 11 years she has been the only sourse of income to hermother and now she feels like everything is her fault.
I called my ex wife an she said she has crisis like that sometimes and it'sa commom thing, that she misses acting and that'sall. And when I talked about bulimia she said I was wrong and that I should allow her to eat junk food anyway.
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Welcome to the forum. Sorry that you have felt the need to make your way here. You mention a number of very concerning behaviours in your post. We are not doctors and are not in the position to make a diagnosis. Please read around the site, especially the information sections on the FEAST website. I would also encourage you to look at an Australian website called Feedyourinstinct which is designed to help parents get help as early as possible with eating disorders. Eating disorders are treatable, and outcomes are best if they are diagnosed and treated early. 
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Welcome and sorry you had to be here.im just concerned that you write that your d is essentially the wage earner for her mum?that doesn't make sense to me as both NZ and Aussie have welfare available if your ex is unable to work.so in no way should anyone feel pressure to support their parent-particularly at 12 years old!
Obviously things are tricky between you and your ex but to me that's a flat out no no.no child should HAVE to work.it really concerns me also that your ex is not seeing the signs of abnormal behaviour-sometimes people don't see things because they flat out don't want to.
I would book an appointment with your GP for your d and take her.ring the surgery and when you make the appointment ask if you can speak to the practice nurse so that you can give them a heads up on your concerns.if you need to apply for aid to see the doctor or ask a mate for the cash then do it.you can pay them back, but I really think you need to get her checked out.
Please do not take her to the doctor that gave her the diet pills-as far as I'm concerned anyone giving diet pills to someone who is underweight should be investigated-their oath is ' first do no harm' not 'do dangerous things to others'.
Please do come back and ask more questions if you need to.stay strong,

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Hi Dave, What a great dad you are to care enough to be here! First things first, anything you did or didn't do, did not cause your daughter's eating disorder, ED. Don't beat yourself up or worry about what happened in the past. That only wastes precious time and energy. The most concerning thing to me is - Who told her she can only have 600 calories per day? That's not nearly enough for anybody, let alone a growing teenager. Just as a normal teen, she needs 2000 - 3000 calories per day. The negative energy balance alone can be the trigger for an ED if she is susceptible. Start with an annual pediatric well check. Tell your concerns to the doctor, and ask if he can point you in a direction to go next, like an evaluation for an ED. When she is with you, love her, feed her, and tell her she is worthy of this good food. If her mom disagrees with her intake, you could try taking her to a dietician or nutritionist to have an unbiased, outside person's expert opinion on what she needs. When she isn't with you, encourage her to eat 3 meals and a snack each and every day, consistently, so she will feel good and be at her best.
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Wow well done for coming on here. So sorry things have gone the way the have but you and your ex can put them right in terms of your daughter. She is only 12?13? Anyway, she is a growing teen, changing shape is hard to deal with but its un stoppable until she is 18 or so. Then things will level out and she will become a young lady. Meantime she needs to be a kid. Not worry about working. She can focus on school and drama etc and also she needs to eat a few thousand calories every day at least. She is probably scared to eat, what an idiot doctor she saw. She should not be forced to change shape for any role at this age either.
You need to distract her after meals , stay with her, ensure she eats a sensible amount so she is not starving which will lead to a binge. Eating too much or junk may make her purge so eat normal stuff , not junk and not freakishly healthy food. Kids need fats for their brains to develop.
Dont let her in the bathroom for an hour and prepare for yelling and screaming but you absolutely have to stop the purging before it takes over and is unstoppable.
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My ex is not unable to work, she just never did. She came from a rich family and when they ran out of money, Morgan started to get work more often. Welfare wouldn't be enough for then, this morning my daughter went to the salon and she spent $300 on her hair. I can't even think how many things I can do with $300 !
Anyways, last night we got a call from her agent and one girl called oud and Morgan was cast to do a music video. She was so happy and that made me really happy! I told her we could go out for lunch to celebrate, she first said it wasn't necessary, but after a while she agreed. She literally had only lettuce on her plate. I asked her why was she doing that and she said she only needs to go back to her old weight. When I said she was already there she said she wasn't, and that even if she was, her friends were thinner and they are getting more jobs. She started to get nervous and bute her lips, so I decided to stop talking, I didn't want her to have a breakdown again. I called my ex again and said I'm takinh her to a dlnew doctor, she said no and that she'll call me later tonight. She said I'm overreacting.
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Just take her to a different doctor.mabe don't tell your ex until it's done.you know something is wrong and so does your d, it's just that she is powerless to fight that voice in her head right now.what she is telling you "I'm fat, worthless, unless I eat like this I mean nothing because I'm a fat pig"-that's all from the voice inside her head.yes she is also surrounded by some dangerous people but her worst enemy is that voice right now.
You as the parent don't need to apologise for taking steps to protect her from thus.organise a doctors appointment, get her earnings into a seperate account that your ex cannot touch-I'm not sure it's legal to live off a minors earnings so in setting this up you are also looking after your ds future.
More immediately, get that doctors appointment set up tomorrow.monday at the latest.eating disorders are deadly serious.when you are there get her orthostatic (lying to standing) heart rate done.tell the doctor about the 600calorie a day diet that a girl who is going through puberty is expected to live on, the diet pills -all of these things that are very very dangerous.
Whatever happened in the past, forgive yourself right now and move through it quickly.your little girl needs you to step up to the plate and help her save her own life.if you are the only voice of reason, that makes you lonely ,not wrong! So get her to a real doctor whose Hippocratic oath means something as opposed to whatever 'doctor' she is seeing now.
Gear up for a fight, be prepared to win.bulimia and anorexia are hard enemies.so get medical facts on your side and go from there.good luck,

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I took what what all of you said and we have an appointment first thing monday. She doesn't know yet of course.
This morning we had a problem, she woke up at 6 for her acting weekend workshop and got an apple for breakfast. I said she wouldn't leave the house with only that and made her pancakes and eggs. She cried, screamed , tried to run and did everything she could to not eat. And after that I made sure to follow her everywhere so she wouldn't puke.
I tried to talk with one of her teachers to make sure she would have lunch, but she said she's not a nanny and she wouldn't be able to help, so tonight, after class I was thinking about get double the food she would eat, is that a good plan or not at all? One thing is that she'll spend the night shooting a mini serie, so is not like she would go straight to bed.
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Hi Dave

So sorry you are facing this with your daughter. Like the others have said, there are a number of very concerning behaviors you have described, and you are right to be worried and to plan on taking action on your daughter's behalf by taking her to visit a physician. Don't worry about what your ex says—just do it. If your ex is living off your d's earnings, approves of feeding her 600 calories a day, resists getting your d. the healthcare she may very much need right now, and sees nothing wrong with this scenario then it does not sound like a healthy situation for your d. 

Are you in the US? I wanted to suggest that you can contact the NEDA (National Eating Disorders Association) helpline. 
They can provide you with a list of medical doctors who are familiar with eating disorders in your area, and you can investigate who you might be able to take your daughter to see. In addition there is a provider section in this forum where you can reach out to FEAST members for specific info on providers in your area.

Here is the info for NEDA:

Call our toll-free, confidential Helpline, Monday-Thursday from 9:00 am - 9:00 pm and Friday from 9:00 am - 5:00 pm (EST)

1-800-931-2237

http://www.nationaleatingdisorders.org/

Sometimes regular MDs are not familiar with eating disorders and it is preferable to have your daughter seen by someone who works with patients with EDs.

Hoping for the best for your daughter.

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Dave - good job trying to fix her breakfast. That sounded like a excellent start: carb (pancakes), protein (eggs), and apple (fruit/veggie). Perfect meal. Great job trying to get her to eat. You'll find that in the beginning, they are extremely resistant to eating. She may scream, kick, throw, cry, chew and chew and chew - then run for the trash can or outside to try to spit it out. They will come up with every excuse in the world not to eat - too hot, too cold, bad texture, overdone, underdone, don't like the taste. Keep feeding. Stay calm. Don't yell back or argue. Just calmly continue to repeat - "Eat this, this is good for you. Life stops until you eat. We don't leave the house until this food is eaten. If you can't get this food down, we will have to stay home because you are not well enough to go to...(school/work)." And follow through with it. Don't take her anywhere until the food goes down. After 1/2 hour - 1 hour, if she is still sitting there with food uneaten, trade it for an equal amount of calories of supplemental Boost/Ensure (Plus packs even more calories in a smaller amount). The supplement isn't punishment, it's loving nourishment and should be presented lovingly, sympathetically - "that's too bad you weren't able to eat your food. Now drink this instead, and then we can go...(school/work)." If she won't drink the supplement, then she doesn't go anywhere. You both stay home, rest - because she has not had enough energy intake to do anything else, and try again at the next meal/snack. 3 meals + 3 snacks = >= 3000 cal. per day. That's eating about every 3 hours.

You could try adding food to her next meal, but be careful that you aren't expecting too much that would make her disturbingly full, then she'll puke, and all is lost [frown]. Feedback, not failure. Keep feeding.


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Hi dave,

Glad you have landed at ATDT, a place where you can get online support from other parents, as well as good evidence-based materials and resources to help you to help your d.

Prior to your d's doctor appt on Monday, you should read as much as you can from the main FEAST site.  The Learning Center tab has a link that will bring you to the page with essential reading and resources.

Might I suggest that you start with the Family Guide series, short brochures which provide good information and responses to FAQ about EDs.

You may want to print out and bring the pdf file of Early Recognition and Risk Management and Assessments to your d's appointment.  As mentioned earlier, many physicians are not aware of the kind of testing/assessment that should be done for someone who could be at risk for an ED.

Sending strength and support,
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We must have been writing at the same time, but glad you have an appointment with a dr. on Monday.
Are you able to go and bring lunch and eat it with your d. at the acting workshop today or take her out to lunch?

Unfortunately her behavior at breakfast sounds very typical for an eating disorder and I think it might be difficult to get her to eat twice the amount of food at dinner. But if you cannot go and have lunch with her the next best thing is that you could give her a nutritionally balanced dinner with substantial calories and then give her a smoothie or shake for a snack a few hours later. Try to remain very patient and calm because you will likely meet with resistance and it will not be easy. 

Check out the feast information on high calorie food recipes and or go online and look for high calorie meals you can make which take up a relatively small footprint. 

Order the book by Eva Musby called Anorexia and other eating disorders: How to help your child eat well and be well. There are good tips on how to get kids to eat.

Here is my smoothie recipe:

Full fat vanilla yoghurt, full fat milk and heavy cream, vanilla ice cream, banana, strawberry, honey, ground almonds, and a couple of ice cubes. You can vary fruits, mango or blueberries can be good additions also. 


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During her break she called her mom and said I was forcing her to eat lots of food, that I didn't understand her and that she hates me. So my ex called me saying that Morgan staying with me was a bad idea and that I shouldn't bother anymore. She said she's in NY right now but she'll ask her boyfriend to pick her up after the workshop. No way I'll let them do that, I just don't know how yet, since she has full custody.
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I have no knowledge of custody and legal issues, I am sure there are lots of issues that have happened in the past, but if you are on your feet now, would you be able to apply for some sort of custody? If you can get her to a dr for an assessment so at least there is documented evidence of abuse (which is what it is).

Making her eat before going somewhere she wants is perfect. Many parents will turn up at the child's school/class to supervise them eating lunch. Maybe an idea for the future.

At least someone loves Morgan enough to do what is best for her, not force her to work in an industry where their bodies are scrutinised and they are verbally told to lose weight. She must be very talented if she is cast in so many high paying roles, but ultimately, she will be unable to work, or will be too skinny that she won't pick up work. And I am sure you know this but between nasty custody issues and ED plus the few other issues you have mentioned (and I am sure there are more) it sounds like it is going to be a tough road.

Just wishing you luck and suggest looking into custody issues - as if mum has full custody and she says Morgan is not to stay with you, can she call the police if you insist? I have no idea but sadly, this illness is hard enough when both parents live together and are on the same page, I don't envy your situation. It sounds like you are doing the right things - children especially can get very sick very quickly, their bodies have the ability to withstand a lot until they collapse. Start doing anything you can/need to do now, you are not overreacting.

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This might seem a bit quick, but what about taking your d to the a &e before your ex gets home?i really feel for you but it sounds like the best thing to do is act fast.write down everything you have experienced since having Morgan with you and take it into a&e.pulll her out of what she is doing-explain to whoever you need to -is there a child advocate on set?-that this is a matter of urgency.do what you can now.
There are supposed to be safeguards for child actors I thought so if you could find out what they are after the a&e visit that would be best.
If, when your ex returns, there is trouble and she denies you access to your d, I think it is worth insisting that you will seek legal advice if necessary.you can get that on legal aid I think.
If you have the family members who heard the vomiting and have seen any pill popping, fainting, excessive exercise and a very irregular eating pattern-now is the time to get them involved.
Something is very very wrong and if you have some people who can help you fight for your daughters health, then get them lined up now.
It sickens me that you are going to be blamed for causing problems when you aren't ,but my hope is that you have some resources and can fight what is going on.sending strength ,


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Hi Dave,

Sorry that things are tough in the family situation.
Just wanted you to know that you should not take it too hard that your d. said that she hated you. I know that this is incredibly difficult and hurtful, but it is the ED which hates that someone is trying to feed your d. It is very common for kids with ED to hate anyone who tries to feed them at first. Many parents have been in that situation. 

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Hi,

Good job in trying to do everything possible to take care of your d. 
First, I'd caution against using any names or identifying markers; this is a public forum. 

Next, yes, I'm no expert but aren't there protective clauses in any and all work contracts involving your d, a minor? Is your d a member of a union? What about her agent? Is s/he aware of the severity of illness? Companies are more sensitive than they used to be (sensitive to criticism and loss of revenue), and if it can be shown that your d is very ill (as it sounds like she is) they are not going to want to work with her. Which would be great. If it can be shown that your d is critically ill and your ex-wife is not caring for her properly, that would give you, it seems to me, a basis for custody application. (Although the best thing for your d would for her parents to work together and provide a united front--or at least the appearance of a united front--against her illness.)

So the most important thing, for her health and situation, is to get her medically assessed. And sk8r31 is right, please do take a copy of Risk Assessment Guidelines to the appointment, and make sure it is followed. Many caregivers on this forum have encountered ill or under-informed medical personnel. 

Since your d has b/p tendencies, regular, sufficient meals and snacks are particularly important. The "regular" part is very important to keep blood sugar levels stable and cut down on the urge to purge . Ie eating twice as much after a missed meal isn't a great idea. When my d was very ill I required 3 meals and 3 snacks, was with her and served all of them to her myself, and stayed with her until every bite was finished. Only then could she leave the table and go do what she wanted (until the next meal of snack.) 

Your d's reactions to your insistence on eating is pretty typical for someone with an ed. Resistance, anger, wearing, calling you crazy, etc are all symptoms of illness. Try not to take it personally (ha! I know that's impossible. )

keep asking questions, do as much reading as you can, and yes, get her medically assessed asap.

best wishes,


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First of all, I would like to thank all of you for those words!

So, I called my ex wife back and said that if her boyfriend didn't go back home, I would take my daughter out of the set immediately and take ger with me, I'm the father and with or without custody I have more rights than her boyfriend . She believed when I said, so she said that was a career killer, that the world would get spread and she would never work again. I said I didn't care. So at the end, her boyfriend went back home and my daughter is with me for at least the next 2 weeks (When her mother comes back it would be a different conversation, but I don't wanna deal with that right now.)
My daughter said she was sorry for what she said and asked if her friends (the ones that worked with her) could go home with us for a slumber party. I said yes if she promised me she would eat everything I did. She agreed , but she said she wanted to go to the supermarket and choose what they were going to eat. I don't know if it's a good idea to negociate with her, but we were having a nice moment . It hurts me to say that her friends are not that different from her, they only wanted to get vegan this, fat free that, zero sugar and seriously, are all of the kids like that? I remember when I was 12 (When I said she's 13 I meant that her birthday is in 5 days) anyway, when I was 12 I wanted to eat candy and pizza tbe whole day. Is that part of the illness or kids are really like that now?
During lunch (They woke up at 2pm, so it was a no breakfast day) she only ate half of what I put on the plate, but I did put a little bit too much and she was trying to eat (I think her mom said she wouldn't be able to work if she doesn't do what I say. because later today she spent hours saying how much she loves to work, how is the only thing she cares about and how unhappy she would be if she couldn't act.)
After her friends left, I made her a shake with everything I could possible put and it took 1 hour and a lot of tears to drink. She kept me asking why I was doing this to her, that she wasn't sick (I never said she was it, not to her) and a lot more thing, trying to mess with my emotional . I didn't know what to say, so I just said that if she was fine she would drink tbe whole thing. It's harder for me to be tough when she's being nice, so at the end of the day she had an almost good lunch, two apples and one shake. Tomorrow we are going to the doctor.
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Well done for holding firm-you are going to be your ds lifesaver from the sound of it!
Okay, buckle up, because it's going to get hard.no more sleep ins, no more sleepovers, because her friends aren't going to want to see the meltdowns and your d won't want them to either -because the next step is eating six times a day.(hence no sleep ins).
Breakfast, morning tea, lunch, afternoon tea, dinner, supper.all non negotiable.if she likes the work it doesn't matter-anorexia is using it as an excuse to not eat.what you are describing is just really typical behaviour for an anorexic teen who also purges(vomits).
It's better to give more calories over the course of the day than try to cram them all in in a couple of meals.then your d needs to rest after meals for a while.it may well be that work has to stop entirely-because you don't want the food getting hidden or vomited up.
In answer to your question about whether all teens are like this with the veganism -NO.
I have a non sick teen and her and her friends eat junk food on sleepovers and are woken to have breakfast by me when they stay.
So if you do a sleepover again, that would have to be the rule.bed after supper,watch YouTube or whatever for a while, 8am is breakfast time because your d needs morning tea at 10 30 .
Hopefully you found the time to write down what you have seen and gave it to the doctor at the appointment-particularly those pills which concern me greatly.
You are doing a great job, but I would be lying if I didn't tell you this is only the beginning.so gather your resources-people, money, meals, work out what you might need help with and don't be afraid to ask for it.
Keep going,

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Dave, welcome to the forum and great job on taking the initiative to get your d well.

My d is not in the entertainment industry but all of the other behaviors/thoughts/requests are so familiar to me.  My 13 year old d became ill the latter part of 2015 and lost 23 pounds in 4 months.  Re-feeding her was the hardest thing I've ever done in my life.  Veganism, calorie counting, meal avoidance tactics, etc. - all of this is the eating disorder doing its thing to control her.  

Do not let her out of your sight after meals and snacks, sleep in her room if you have to, and absolutely no sleepovers or plans with friends unless she has eaten 100% of her meal.  It's time to play hard ball.  If there's one thing I've learned from this ordeal its that it just NOT NORMAL for a growing child to not eat, so don't be fooled by the tricks this illness tries to play on you.  The longer you let it fester the harder it will be to get her back.  So drop everything and don't pull any punches.  Like sotired says, its going to get hard.  Remain calm in the face of the tears and tantrums.  Keep reading on this forum for things you could say to help her work through her anxiety.  Tell her you love her and that you are there to help her.  She may get quite nasty at times - try not to let it bother you.  

Unfortunately the hardest challenge you may have is getting her mom on the same page with you.  Education is critical, but even then some people just cannot or will not accept that there is a problem.  Don't let that stop you.  Just stay the course and do what you know is right.  Feed her.

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