SID and Weight loss

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SID and Weight loss
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Wed, 07-07-2010 - 10:54pm

My son has lost 6 lbs in 3 months!!! SID treatment with OT seems to be working pretty well but the more progress we make with other areas the less and less he seems to eat. Anyone else deal with this?


Any food ideas that I can pack for him for school lunches? Needs to be peanut and tree nut free.


Arg so frustrated. Take one step forward with one area and 3 back with the food issues. He is down to only requesting bread and refuses over 1/2 the foods he used to eat 3 months ago.


Help!!!

Carin


Carin

Mom to Lucas 4 Years old, and Isabella 2.5 years old.

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Tue, 07-13-2010 - 12:26pm

I understand pickiness. I tried to response yesterday, but I guess I must have closed it down before completing the send.

I had read over & over it starts to get better around age 8, turns out, 'they' might be right. My son turned 8 in March & now I cannot remember the last time we've had a fight at the table. Maybe a whole month ???

Now he's still not eating much, BUT he's trying foods & eating more food in one sitting. It's been that my DS would not eat veggies, fruits, meat & very little cheese. I think what it came down to, if he could put maple syrup on it I had better luck getting him to eat it. Beyond syrup I didn't even have dipping sauces he'd accept. This is the thing that drove his OT the most craziest. That is how she usually got children to eat. We tried all sorts of dipping sauces, nothing. I even tried taking him to see a talk/play therapist and he too could not get my son's anxieties down around food.

Luckily I have had peanut butter on & off (right now off). As that is not a choice for you I had thought what about garbanzo beans? Especially since you just mentioned he ate tortilla. You can probably start with a really bland hummus & then start adding stuff in you already know he'll accept. This could be a protein-rich dipping sauce/spread to tempt him to try other things later on. It can even be added into soups as a thickening agent.

Right now ... cream cheese, tortilla & jelly all together! Wow, my son would have never in a million years taken on so many textures on at once at that age! So congrats :)

He just started to eat jelly, very sparingly, about 4 mos ago.

I wish you the best of luck. What is really hard, my DD adores her big brother & has picked up some of his eating habits. So maybe from time to time try to introduce her to new foods away from big bro. Especially if you can make it special mommy & daughter time. This has helped a great deal for me.




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Tue, 07-13-2010 - 11:30am

Wow Thanks so much for the words of encouragement. It is so good to know that there are others out there with the same issues. I minor success this week with Lucas' eating. I got him to eat cream cheese on a tortilla with jelly after I cut it out with a cookie cutter in the shape of a rocket. I am finding that if I can make it look like an airplane, rocket, train, or car he will at least be more willing to look at it sometimes even try it.


Hang in there I really hope it gets better for you. Things are very slowly starting to turn around for my little man. I think a lot of it is the novelty of his own lunch at school and that he gets to 'help' get it ready in the kitchen while the other kids are getting served their lunch so that when he goes back into the classroom most of the craziness of lunch time is done and he will sit and eat with his classmates.


I really appreciate all the help, advice, hugs, and support I have gotten from this board and so many others. It really helps to have someone understand where you are coming from and why you are so frustrated. My friends with kids just think my son is a little picky, but it is so much more than that.


Thanks again everyone!!!


Carin

Mom to Lucas 4 Years old, and Isabella 2.5 years old.

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Mon, 07-12-2010 - 5:52pm

Hello Carin and welcome to the board. For the first time ever I am experience some pretty darn bad food issues with my son...I can relate to your frustration. Gabe is down to two foods. Yogurt and chocolate milk with carnation instant breakfast added to it. He thinks everything is going to choke him...and refuses to eat. We have only been dealing with this for almost two weeks...and I am at my wits end.

I wish I had some answers for you....we have dealt with minor food issues with Gabe...but they were mostly the way the food was prepared....and easy fix.

Just wanted to give you a (((hug))) and remind you that you are a great momma. Keep up the hard word....and I hope things turn around soon.



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