After almost a month of run around we are close to having our son admitted to a facility for care. In 4 months he has gone from 95th percentile height and weight to 14th percentile. Hard to believe that we didn’t notice sooner but here we are. The problem has multiplied ten fold from the minute we noticed and started keeping an eye on what he was eating. His mood has almost become manic with highs and lows. It is really difficult to get him to eat anything at all. He used to be our loving, happy go lucky boy and is now withdrawing, always sad and sometimes difficult. He is our 3rd child and is definitely stereotypical. Very close to mom almost to a point of having detachment disorder (not really diagnosed), homebody ect. After speaking with 3 different facilities and getting referred back and forth we are down to only one option, inpatient care.
The thought of dropping him off at a facility and leaving with the ability to visit for an hour a day is terrifying to myself and my wife and I am certain will be terrifying for our son as well. Tried to see if we could do an intensive outpatient treatment plan but nobody is willing. We are just concerned that the trama of this could literally break him. No idea what to expect here and looking for advice or others with similar experiences.