"We felt like she was so close to attaining real recovery and now to feel like we are headed backwards so quickly."
My take on this is that ED has shown it's presence and this is a good thing. It wasn't gone, it was slinking around in the shadows, the light got turned on...this is a good thing as now you and the team know that greater care and vigilance is required. The is feedback, very valuable feedback.
- Mamame from the thread "Feeling very blue"
Yep, you are seeing the "change back" behavior from your D's ED. It (the ED) is getting cornered and will throw everything it's got back at you. As you continue to insist on healthy, normal behaviors from your D, ones that will bring her back to the health she so richly deserves, you will see lots of angry, negative actions. Many of us have seen exactly what you describe in our own ill children. Your job is to be calm, confident and consistent. - AnnieK
For more info see our FAQ: Q5. Dealing with resistance to eating and recovery.
My daughter will turn 14 end of this year. It is hard, very hard, I have despaired, but now I have reached a state of resolute calm. I have to get my D better and that is my only option. The nature of this disorder is almost such that you have to almost fall down flat before the gravity of the situation hits home for the patient as well as the family members….I have gained a lot of knowledge and wisdom through this website and continue to learn more.
- Sandy from the "Recently Diagnosed" thread
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