My gd has just gone into IP after being diagnosed with AN in July. We noticed problems after a week long stomach bug. Things quickly went from bad to worse, restricting more and more as the ED took over her brain. Her personality changed from the kind, caring girl to being very angry and aggressive towards her mum at meal times and then afterwards. She put on small amounts of weight a few times in the beginning but then recently has been losing at every CAMHS weigh in.
Since going into IP she seems calmer and settled but not like her normal self. She is normally a quiet girl and says that no one speaks to her but she’s not bothered. This change has happened overnight. The meal plan is less than the one at home with fruit and water being snacks. She is only eating half the meals then they offer her a replacement drink which she doesn’t have to drink. She thinks this is good. We are assuming they will increase the meal plan gradually but don’t seem to encourage her to eat it. We are guessing that the ED is pleased with this and that is why she seems quite happy to stay there. Obviously, we are all heartbroken as it seems like she would rather be there than at home. She will probably fight them more once they start increasing the meal plan but, as she is there voluntarily, they only use NG tube as a last resort when they would then section her. Does this sound right? We all feel so helpless, especially my d.