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Motherhood

This is an unashamed tribute to my wife, and to all mothers, including mine (requiescat in pace). Why do mothers understand anorexia better than we (fathers) do? How do they know so much about children’s needs and limits? It must … Continue reading

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Personality

Anotherdad asked me at the end of the last post what was involved in the tentative probing our therapy team has done around the beginnings of our daughter’s anorexia, so I thought I’d explain what I can in a new … Continue reading

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At the root of this

We have had decent progress in two of the three aspects of anorexia that the psychiatrist who heads up our therapy team highlighted back in September when we first placed ourselves in their hands. Our daughter has kept up her … Continue reading

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Turning point

What a week we’ve had. Praise be to God. It happened suddenly. Our care team had explained that there is a link between levels of nutrition and mood. If you are under-nourished, food and anxiety about food dominate your thoughts … Continue reading

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Gain in weight

Hurray. When we went back to the eating disorders clinic on 6 October, our daughter had gained 800 grammes. She was unhappy about it, but we were delighted, and so were the therapists. They explained that her weight is still … Continue reading

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Food increase

Our second appointment at the specialist eating disorder clinic took place four days ago. We saw a psychologist and a therapist, with the latter leading. They were both very good. Unfortunately, though, our daughter had lost more weight. The rate … Continue reading

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Weekends and mealtimes

It’s funny how the happiest times can become the most difficult. Today has been very tough because we haven’t yet become very good at finding entertaining things to do that don’t involve food and excercise. We’ve had more tears than … Continue reading

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