What can I literally do with this kid that will only eat bread ! Only toast ?😶
I’ve blogged about about this before, I’ve certainly blogged about food, eating and regression as it’s something that affects Oscar daily .
Oscar was poorly in October he contracted a Nasty gastric infection, it last three weeks, he didn’t eat for the duration!!!! but he did drink, we sought advice and were told it wasn’t ideal, but as long as he was drinking he wouldn’t teach dangerous levels, kids can actually go a while without food if they drink. They were however keeping close eye on him as were we , it was a prolonged stressful time and all of his class had it in some way or another, and all parents were starting to feel exhausted by the worry of this , it had wiped them out one by one and we supported each other through it and slowly they each got better but not all fully back to health even by Christmas time, with one being rushed in over Christmas with an impacted bowel, very scary times for his parents .
This bug I feel could have affected Oscars eating for the foreseeable future, as he will only eat toast , we had two days last week were he did eat a little of the other food( crisps and crackers!) we send him to school with but he then stopped and returned to toast , it is 50/50 bread i do feel better about that, but he will not move on from the toast and he eats almost a loaf a day! Even if you give the other things first and you know he’s hungry he will not eat them.
Im not really sure were we go from here as Autism and eating is so complex, if I medal with the toast and risk him then rejecting that then we eat nothing! I’m stuck between a rock and a hard place as I worry about his nutrition ,but I’m feeling grateful he is eating something, because the worry of a non eater is overwhelming, I’m forced to go with his options as there’s no common sense! or reasoning with his sensory issues around food! So there’s absolutely no middle ground it’s like an invisible wall in his head around food! Time will tell patience is needed in Autism and I’m not dealing with a fussy eater here! Not like my other two beigetarians! I’m dealing with a sensory eater and I have got a lot to learn, but ultimately this is in his control, and thinking about it he isn’t able to control much so I just have to run with this!😶