the scene of the disordered senses (katconfessional) wrote in ed_ucate,
the scene of the disordered senses

If this is not allowed, I apologize and understand if you need to delete it.

I have a question regarding inpatient programs. I need to go IP for anorexia and after a terrible experience at New York Presbyterian Hospital in White Plains, NY, I am looking for something that might actually help me this time.

So has anyone here been to Renfrew in Philadelphia, PA or Four Winds in Katonah, NY?

If so:

1) What did you think of the program? Was there a focus on therapy or was the focus entirely on refeeding?

2) How long were you there? I need to gain XX pounds and I need to do it in two months (or less than two months, ideally), before school starts. Based on your experience and the experience of those around you, is this viable?

3) Did they start refeeding you immediately on solid food or did you have to drink Ensure first before being "moved up" to trays? (At NY Hospital, the refeeding was completely on Ensure, until you were medically stable enough - in their opinion - to "handle" real food).

That's it for now. Thank you all so much. :)


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