My son has always had obsessive phases (washed hands and feet 50 times a day at age 5-7yrs)... but has done well since. He recently had a throat virus/infection and since is obsessed with thought of choking. HE WILL NOT EAT. Has been a month... several doc visits, 2 ER visits, tests to confrim nothing physically wrong and a hospital stay. He's gone from 82 to 72 pounds. He will drink.. but isn't enough to maintain his weight even. I'm lost. He is seeing his therapist. But.. something has to give. He is highly intelligent and fully understands the ramification of his choosing not to eat. I know he has OCD.. (my ex, his father also had OCD tendencies. Does anyone have any experience with how to convince this child to eat.... or with PANDAS (which i strongly think may have triggered this crisis). If neither.. prayers would help. My son is lost in his obsession. help. He will soon require hospitalization and i worry about the trauma of that. Has anyone dealt with this type of situation???? I'm lost.
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