Who knew eating could be so hard!
I have a little girl, just turned 6. In her life, she has been allergic to: milk, soy, wheat, eggs and peanuts. Since the age of 4, we have been able to introduce soy and wheat back into her diet. She still is allergic to milk, eggs, and peanuts.
When she was 18 months, she stopped eating. That's when the allergies happened, and that's when her issues began. She learned that food makes her hurt, and now has major food anxiety. Since she has been 2 1/2, she has eaten hot dogs every day, twice a day. She won't try a chicken nugget...she won't try the "ends" of the hot dog. She is stubborn, that's for sure. She has a variety of snacks, chips, veggies, and stuff that she eats. She won't drink anything but water, sprite, and V8 strawberry Kiwi juice. She doesn't get protein from milk, so I am worried about that.
She has had sensory therapy in the past, between the age of 2 and 3. Her issues with touching things is much better now. However, we have horrible insurance that won't provide any sort of coverage for anything that has to do with her speech, food issues, allergies. (they are considered pre-existing conditions)
She will be entering Kindergarten in the fall, and I am anxious and nervous about this. She will only eat her hot dogs if they are cut "just right". I am unsure of how she is going to be fed in the school.
I am frustrated that we don't have the income to be able to have private care for her. It's been a long road, and I just wish she could be "hypnotized" or something like that! :)
I think there needs to be a "SUPER NANNY" show with kids like we all have! :) Any helpful information, or suggestions to take to the school would be great. They say that to receive any services through the school district she has to display that this issue is affecting her "development and ability to learn". She is a really bright girl, so they don't think she's too bad off. She also has a slight stutter.
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