Thank you to everyone, it makes me better to have your support. Ive always found this forum to be the best and most supportive - its helped me so many times.. Sorry if i vent a bit here - feeling close to the edge today!
My son seems to be getting worse over the last couple of days. He's now only managing soup and bread and butter, I even found him holding milk in his mouth that he couldnt bring himself to swallow. I have to keep telling myself that we have been here before, and it has passed, but its heartbreaking. He's now started worrying that he will get ill from lack of food, which is only adding to his stress.
I think he may be worrying about
our upcoming holiday (thailand) in 3 weeks. His dad (my ex) told him that the country was at war - which is simply not true, they had a small airport protest which is all fine now. Myself i'm worried about
a lack of easy to eat foods available - its all very spicy, and rice based dishes. When we booked the trip his eating was very very good, the best its ever been, which i think is why its such a shock to see him like this again. What a shame as we have saved for ages for this trip which is an amazing opportunity..
Strangely it seems harder for him to overcome it now hes older - i guess his thoughts/feeling are more complex - plus he has 4 years of memory of the problem to reinforce it.
I'd suggest being really understanding, having food that is easy to eat and available... maybe have nutritional snacks out while he's playing something like video games? If he's not concentrating on eating when he eats it might be easier? Try and associate food with something positive that he enjoys doing.
Corrie - thank you for your message back. Your advice is spot on - we do this already but tis good to hear someone else suggest it.. He goes and eats while hes on the computer or in his room and it helps a little, and he says its easier at school where he's distracted.
I was wondering about
the possible use of any herbal supplements for anxiety suitable for kids - maybe Rhodiola Rosea? I dont want to put him on meds of course, that would be really wrong i think.
Well, thank you everyone again. i hope no-one minds if i bump this thread every so often.
Im an old member who's back to get involved again - i used to be just plain 'haze', but lost all my login details!