Wednesday, 17 March 2010

Break out the champagne!

Waif has put on weight!   40.2kg at the Maudsley today.
That's a gain of about 2kg in 10 days  :-)  :-)
The extra scrambled eggs in the morning, doughnut at break and baked beans at bedtime have done the trick.
I am sooooooooooo delighted.
Waif seemed pleased too - she gave a wide smile and gave me a big hug.  She knows what is expected and I am not 100% convinced she was displaying genuine emotion but at least she is aware of the "correct" reaction and willing to give it a go.

Going in before us was another girl of about Waif's age - 13 or 14 years old.  She looked like a walking skeleton  :-(   Even Waif was appalled.  Her parents were sitting in the waiting room whilst she was weighed, not looking at one another, not talking, just looking worried and worn out.  I hope she finds some help too.

I asked about Waif's residential course at Easter.  The psych said it would be okay if Waif could get to 42kg. Waif said maybe she didn't want to go on the course anyway (new to me) but then said "oh, but that's not to say I don't want to get to 42kg"     Hmmmmmmm.......

We are returning next Thursday.

1 comment:

  1. FANTASTIC achievement for both you and Waif!!

    Be aware that there will most probably be a backlash from the ED, as it will freak out and want Waif to freak out too.

    Just be mindful of that, and try to watch Waif quite closely in the coming days, as that reaction she gave may not last.

    2 kilos is such a positive step forward though, really really great beginning to further improvement.

    Love and thoughts,
    Jennifer x