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

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CED123
Just thought I would send a quick hug to everyone struggling with a difficult weekend - either take it now or save it for tomorrow!

(or maybe virtual gin would be more helpful)
Currently no light; only tunnel 🙁
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ValentinaGermania
What a nice idea! I take it although I have no difficult weekend but I love to be hugged and I send it back to you directly! ❤
Keep feeding. There is light at the end of the tunnel.
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Kookaburra
Thanks CED, hugging you back. Yes, difficult weekend
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PurpleRain
Thanks for the hug, send one back townhome who needs it or wants it.
13 yo d started to eat "healthy" September 2018. We found ATDT and started refeeding at home march 2019. WR+ cushion June 2019.
I have found inner strenght, patience and compassion that I did not know I had.
Never retreat, never surrender
keep feeding
 
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Foodsupport_AUS
CED hugging you back, a hug travelling  around the globe. 
D diagnosed restrictive AN June 2010 age 13. Mostly recovered 10 years later.  Treatment: multiple hospitalisations and individual and family therapy.
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Scarlett81
I grabbed that hug CED, thank you!  It was 16th birthday weekend here and such a mixture of feelings.  First birthday since diagnosis, 9 months in and not weight restored and wondering if that means I'm failing him.  And on the flip side he said it would be quite nice to go to pizza express just the 4 of us for his birthday. So we did. And he ordered. Ok it was the one with the salad in the middle but he accepted extra chicken on top and didn't flip out afterwards...

Struggling to understand the contradictions of this illness, but so grateful for the virtual hug.  Sending one back to you and all you other fab parents! Xxx
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PurpleRain
Yey for pizza express! I remember my wedding anniversary this year perfectly because it was the first time my daughter (by then only a month and a half in refeeding), asked for something, she said she craved chicken wings. We immediately went to get them. Best present ever!
13 yo d started to eat "healthy" September 2018. We found ATDT and started refeeding at home march 2019. WR+ cushion June 2019.
I have found inner strenght, patience and compassion that I did not know I had.
Never retreat, never surrender
keep feeding
 
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MKR
Awwww, for his birthday he wanted his immediate family, to wrap you around himself. What a great sign ❤!  Enjoy every moment!

Sending my hugs to your family,
Mum's Kitchen

14-y-o "healthy living" led to AN in 2017 and WR at 16. Current muscle dysmorphia.
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