Sunday, November 25, 2007


I weighed N this morning: 82.1 lbs.

This is actually down .1 lb from last week. I've heard other parents talk about this happening (loosing weight even though calories are significantly raised). I wonder how it's possible, though. He has eaten so well this week!

He had a great morning. He was only a few minutes late for church. There were not any delays over clothing (he did have a new white shirt).

Note: (added in 2011)  What I learned later is that kids recovering from anorexia typically have a hypermetabolism.  They need double or even triple the amount of calories normal for other kids just to maintain their weight. 


Laura Collins said...

Keep in mind he may well have been on track to lose even more this week if you had not increased the calories. And these kids, during recovery and for years afterward, need amazing amounts of food.

The key is to look at the pattern over a few weeks - that'll be a much better indication.

The fact that his mood is better is a good sign!

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Anonymous said...

Hi Wendy,

(Okay, it's kind of odd to call you that since I knew you as "Mrs. H." back in the day...but I suppose I've grown up in the last 14 years...)

I just finished skimming through your posts. Wow. What a struggle! But even though I'm sure you feel like you have no idea what you're doing as you wade through this from day to day, I get a very strong impression of how much you love your son and how willing you are to go to the ends of the earth to help him get well. Aside from having a recovering anorexic for a roommate for a few months in college, I haven't had much experience with the disease. So even though I can't offer any sage words of experienced advice, I can tell you that you and your family are definitely in my thoughts and prayers. I hope things continue to go well with N!