I wrote in one of my last posts about having some food issues. Well, it turned into full-blown, refusal to eat over the last few days.
It would start when I'd tell Elise it was time to eat. She would run and hide from me. And when I tried to pick her up to carry her to her high chair, she'd start to cry. I tried everything to get her to eat, but she'd just wail through the entire meal. What food I could get into her mouth, she would store in her cheek until the wad got so big, she'd start to choke.
I even tried to give her ice cream for lunch one day, but she started to scream at the sight of it. After a series of calls to the endo, dietitians, and pediatrician, I got some advice on how to handle Elise's hunger strike. I also took her into the pedi to rule out anything wrong illness-wise, and her doc seems to think she may have some left-over tummy issues from when she was sick over the weekend.
It's been a tough week. My husband was out of town until last night, and trying to get Elise to eat was exhausting me. Mealtime would take over an hour; snack times almost 45 minutes. I felt like I was stuffing food into her all day long.
I also have a sneaking suspicion that my husband being away had something to do with Elise's refusal to eat. He came home to spend lunch with us today, and Elise ate fairly well for the first time in days. Or maybe it was just a coincidence. Either way, I hope it's all behind us.
5 days ago