I’m hoping some of you will have some words of wisdom regarding our current dilemma....
Our 14yo daughter has been in treatment for RAN since Jan 28 - 4 weeks of partial hospitalization, then 2 weeks inpatient. She’s made a lot of progress since before starting treatment, but not nearly enough. Her weight is stable-ish but she’s not gaining, and she’s still only eating about 30% of her reduced calorie meals - about 600 cals/day. (That may sound awful, but she was down to about 150 calls before treatment.)
Insurance wants us to move her to residential treatment. She *really* doesn’t want to go to residential, and just hearing it mentioned as an option motivated her to eat 50% of all meals yesterday. Our hope is that insurance will
give us another week to see how she does.
In the event that she can’t stay where she is, we are considering two options:
1) Move her to Veritas residential in Durham, NC (5 hrs drive away)
2) Bring her home and try Maudsley/FBT
Neither option is great.
Residential - My husband and I are very concerned about having her 5 hours away and out of state during this COVID craziness, plus visits are very restricted. Also she is very opposed to the idea, and I fear that moving her could set her back greatly.
Bringing her home/FBT - I fear that I won’t be able to get enough nutrition in her, and she’ll backslide. I feel like she needs to be in a professional setting right now until she has a stronger foundation of recovery. At that time I definitely want her home with us.
Any thoughts? Advice? Questions we need to be asking? Factors we’re not taking into account?
15yo D diagnosed with AN-R Jan 2020. Hospitalized since late January. Almost fully weight restored as of late May; ED voices remain very strong.