Sonia - posted on 02/19/2012 ( 6 moms have responded )
HELP!!! My son will not eat. I know that the experts and doctors say that kids will not starve themselves but is literally doing that!! He is extremely thin ( last week at the doctors, he was 36 pounds which meant he lost 2 pounds since summer and he is at the 12th percentile for weight), his lips are all dry and cracked, his nails are brittle and his ribs are extremely concave. In the last 3 weeks it has progressively gotten worse. He is eating less and less and he is very pale along with his other symptoms. He also has dark circles under his eyes. When he does attempt to eat, he is always stopping and saying that he has to burp and it wont come out. The other strange thing is that his bowel movements are 3 times the size of his food intake. At his checkup last week, the doctor has decided that she is doing blood work but I think there is a blockage; could that be possible in a 5 year and when should I start to panic and take further steps???
i am basically just giving him yogurt and homo milk because that is all he seems to get down.