Wowser, that is sad and obviously a deep psychological issue as opposed to just a food aversion to the other food groups in life.
I do know of an autistic child that will only eat beige coloured foods, so lives on nuggets and 2 other foods.
I am so surprised she has gotten away with *just* anaemia to be honest, it's surprising she hasn't gotten scurvy or the like. I can't stand left overs more than 2 nights in a row, let alone the same food from when I was a two year old to teen. Her breath must be atrocious, the poor love.
What a terribly sad situation with dire consequences.
Sorry guys, its something i stress about a lot, my children arent as healthy as they can be, my eldest son which has the more severe case always has a cold, easily gets sick etc...
Lots of people say just force him, but ya just cant, and aside from that line in my previoous post about feeling bad, it was to point out that there is clearly a real psychological prob with this woman, the mother did fail her by not getting it investigated...but still i cant blame the child who is now a woman if there is something wrong upstairs.
Why ate we just blaming the mother? Where is the father on all of this?
At 17, she needs admitted to a psychiatric unit for eating disorders. Her parents have a lot to answer for letting this go on so long. That's child abuse/neglect.
I refuse to pass judgement on the mother because the article is
1) very short
2) doesn't go into details of this girls home life/situation and
3) clearly states that the mother is feeling heartbroken and is/has obviously seeking help for her daughter?!
Reeeeally don't get all the hating on the mum but anyway...
None of us know the whole story and nobody wants to help the poor girl more than her mother who is clearly trying to. Hopefully the young woman will get the help she needs ASAP.
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