Lisa - posted on 02/06/2012 ( 4 moms have responded )
I need help for my 6 yr old boy. He is an EXTREME picky eater and I mean EXTREME. My husband and I have tried EVERYTHING we could think and the doctor has suggested , from hiding food in mash potatoes (which he won't eat by the way), to bribing him with a piece of chocolate (and doesn't get or want many sweets either) . We've been to a gastrologist for some tests and nothing. He just won't even try anything. The only things he will eat are chicken nuggets (frozen and processed only), waffles, pancakes, turkey bacon (not crazy about regular bacon), almost bread item occassionally a period of no nuggets and change to hot dogs. Absolutly no fruits or veggies of anykind, which brings us to another problem.... going to the bathroom/ or lack of should I say. It's horrible and he just doesn't get it that he has to eat and why. And if he doesn't eat he will continue to have a hard time going tot he bathroom and onlydo damage to his body. It's terrible and sad. Yesterday was the worst. I thought that I was going to have to take him to the ER. He hadn't gone to the bathroom in atleast a week, so I started last Thursday giving him Miralax, which usually helps in a day or 2. NOT this time.. He sat on the toilet (if you have a weak stomach u may want to stop reading now).... I had him sit on the toilet and try to go because he had started to leak a little in his underware. He was in there for about 45 minutes.... he had it stuck in his anal area and it was so hard and so big he was screaming and in so much pain. He wanted me to pull it out. Well a parent can't be prepared for this... I put a glove on and I couldn't there was no way I could take it out and help him without the possiblility of hurting him more and i was NOT about to do that. Mind you he is 6yrs old and only about 33lbs, tiny guy. Omg it was horrible and so sad to see him like that. But AGAIN we explained if he doesn't eat certain foods it is always going to be like this. He cried and thought he was going to die and wanted to know why he was born like this. : ( I tried to reassure him that he was not going to die and that he makes choices whether to eat or not. I need help and I don't know what to do or how to get him to try some new foods when he won't eat anything that I could try and hide foods. He just won't. Please help !!