Thursday, November 22, 2007

And then there were none

Anybody have a child who just completely stopped eating? We are on day three of Andy's Chocolate Milk diet. Granted, he has a bad cold... but to not eat anything? I can't even get this kid to eat cookies. What's the deal?

5 comments:

kristina said...

Any other signs of any kind of stomach trouble? Charlie has gone almost a whole day without eating and later on had a stomach "issue." Might the start of the holidays be starting to have an effect? Thinking about it.....

Casdok said...

Yes, my son once didnt eat for 10 days, he regularly dosnt for 2, 3 even 4 days.
If there are no medical reasons that you can see and he is drinking (C has not drunk anything for days as well!)then dont worry (i know you will cos i do) Add some liquid vitamins as that way you will feel better!
Is he constipated? Hope he feels better soon.

mcewen said...

I have no idea what the deal is. Leo went for 5 days straight, when he was not ill, but didn't like what was on offer. He was off milk by then, so it was water only.

If he's ill that's different, I'd certainly be worried about fluids - he'd only had little sips, wouldn't [of course] drink pediasure or the ice pop version.

Sound like you'll be camping out at the doctors in the not too distant future.
Best wishes

Ange said...

mine has done this when in the worst of bowel retention issues and as a side effect of medication. Not eating cookies always concerns me. Good luck. I hope all is well soon.

abfh said...

Food tastes different as a result of having a bad cold, and the effect is probably more noticeable and more annoying for autistic kids who have sensory issues.

I remember not wanting to eat chicken soup when I was a kid and had a bad cold. I thought it tasted like carrots instead of soup!