tonight_at_ten (tonight_at_ten) wrote in ed_ucate,

Very sick 12-year-old girl

A few years back, when I was anorexic, I posted here about my 8-year-old niece who I suspected was developing abnormal concerns and habits around eating. (would be so lovely if anyone recalls this, although of course it was a while ago!)
Now, my niece is 12, and tonight is waiting in a&e upon her therapists advice because she hasn't eaten (but has thankfully consumed liquids) in 2 weeks.
She was diagnosed 7 months ago and has very clearly deteriorated throughout her family group therapy course.
I was planning to see her this weekend for the first time in 9 months (her uncle and I split up). Fingers crossed that I still can, currently, they're searching for a bed in an ED ward.
I'm posting for anything; advice, experiences, how to help the family.
I'm still recovering myself but I'm 30, and a grown-up, she's 12, wanting to die and talking about her funeral.
Any input is most graciously appreciated.

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