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

Welcome to F.E.A.S.T's Around The Dinner Table forum. This is a free service provided for parents of those suffering from eating disorders. It is moderated by kind, experienced, parent caregivers trained to guide you in how to use the forum and how to find resources to help you support your family member. This forum is for parents of patients with all eating disorder diagnoses, all ages, around the world.

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Pingu
My son the beautiful Andrew is 21 and severely autistic. 
Ciara is my child that I revelled in
Didn't miss an opportunity cos I'd taken everything for granted before 
I. So scared to lose her cis I don't see a point without her
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sandie
Sending you love.
Courage is not the absence of despair; it is rather the capacity to move ahead in spite of despair
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Kali

Sending virtual hugs. Have you considered getting in touch with Eva Musby? She coaches parents who have children with an eating disorder.
Do you have a therapist? I found it very helpful to work with a therapist, (for me) who was an eating disorder therapist and knew the illness very well. Together we came up with plans and ideas to try and help my d. become well again. I could also complain and vent a little which helped me feel less depressed and angry. You have a lot on your plate to figure out —Gaining custody, and assembling a solid team on the ground who can be helpful.

warmly,

Kali

Food=Love
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Mamaroo
Sending you lots of hugs as well 🤗🤗🤗🤗
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
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ValentinaGermania
Good morning pingu,
I also send a big hug and a big pack of power. Today is another day. The war is not lost although it is difficult at the moment. Try to be confident, it will help her to believe in recovery.
Keep feeding. There is light at the end of the tunnel.
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