i sat here tonight thinking about their approach the past two days. it's bs. their an aneroxic bullimia place not a food phobia choking phobia place. i think i made a mistake. granted they may just discharge her tmrw anyway due to the insurance issue yet fact is their threatening her to eat. no one is talking Occupational Therapist (OT) her about her throat, doing food exposure with her to begin refeeding. what their doing is threatening her to eat. she has extended dinner it's called. which basically means she's sitting alone in a room with a mental health person who is telling her to eat for an hr and a half. meanwhile she is missing all her groups, etc. therapy! due to this. she than goes and sits inher room alone and cries after this approach doesnt' work and she is told to go to her room. they told me today to let them do their work. umm no. it's just wrong. my gut is screaming really loudly to me on this one. their also giving her a negative image of food, not dealing with the larger issue that being her phobia their just slapping her hand and saying hey kid eat or miss art therapy. wtf. so i'm going to fight in a.m. to overturn insurance decision and than i'm going up and enlightening them about food phobia and seeing if they can handle difficult child the right way and if not i'm pulling her anyway. where i'll go next i do not know.