Seeing Ben and H go off cycling today spoke volumes about where Ben is in the weight recovery stakes. He may be within the first 6% centile of boys of his age, height, etc, but in my very strong opinion he is NOT Weight Restored...
In summer 2008 Ben and H did the Coast 2 Coast Cycle Ride across Northern England. Today Ben was wearing the same cycling gear he was wearing then and the contrast was pretty acute. Never forget, Ben was a strapping rugby player who also won the 1500 metre run in his school sports day in 2009. He is also a keen hiker. Yes, he is looking healthy and eats an extremely healthy and balanced diet which is BRILLIANT progress, but he is still too thin. Unfortunately CAMHS have put the idea into his head that he is now OK. To all intents and purposes he is Weight Restored, they implied. And, of course, ED loved this. Triumph! "See I told you so, Big Bad Mom was wrong all along, hey!" chuckles ED.
So where to go from here... How to undo the damage that CAMHS have done (or, rather, the psych's assistant as the psych is away on holiday)? How do I get Ben back on board and working towards his natural weight rather than have him fighting against me to stay where he is?
The first move will be to remove the assistant from the equation. I have already hinted to the psych that I don't feel we need both of them on our team. The second will be to write to the psych voicing my concerns and probably ask for a meeting.
Meanwhile Ben is utterly convinced he is now Weight Restored. And what right do I, a mere amateur and his mom, have to contradict "the professionals"?