Sprite’s aversion to food has become ridiculous and now I’m starting to panic, just a little. I know I need to change my strategy. She looks like hell today. Sallow complexion, dark circles under her eyes. She’s lost 2-3 pounds.
The past two weeks I’ve been putting her meals in front of her and giving her a cup of milk with each meal. I knew she wouldn’t eat the food, but felt comfort in the fact that she would get nutrition from the milk. Now we are both relying on this and if I don’t make a stand, then she will continue to drink her way through meals. SO, today Sprite is only getting water in her cup during meals and in between.
I am fearful that this will cause her condition to worsen, but I also think it’s one of those things that needs to get worse before it gets better. I feel I need to clarify that at this point I think that Sprite is still very healthy. She is well hydrated and well within her normal weight range. We just need to get through this phase.
If anyone reading this has gone through the same thing, or if you have any suggestions, please share! Her reason for not eating is that she is afraid it will hurt her throat. Two weeks ago she choked on a piece of steak and hasn’t eaten since. Kids!