hi, went today to do barrium swallow for difficult child at hospital. she was able to do it. the test showed absolutey no abnormalities in either her esophagus or her swallowing, or acid reflux. she's medically FINE. difficult child was clearly distressed at this, as was I, I think. Glad nothing medical, shocked all of this from just her disorders. than went onto refeeding therapist, she is a speech pathologist. It's basic stuff what she did, common sense actually. Long story short she wants to try to work with-difficult child. difficult child liked her, she's very nice, outgoing, sense of humor, made it a fun experience. long story short difficult child was able to eat m&m's after prompting, and one vegetable stick. with "helpers" she calls them. "helpers" will be yes, chocolate. it's the one thing she can eat easily, just chocolate bars. We spent a long time in the room, I told the woman I have a time frame to all of this, i can't keep going this way with-o any real "plan" of action. I said you may or may not be the missing piece here. I told her there are other components i need right now as well. Occupational Therapist (OT) evaluation. for sensory is on Nov. 18th, I also need a regular cbt or talk therapist for difficult child. she has alot of feelings right now that I am not always able to help her thru. Her therapist took a permanent leave of absence from the place we'd gone to for a very long time. So, their going to try to provide her with; refeeding therapy with-this woman, regular counseling session, and Occupational Therapist (OT) sessions, than I'd still have to lock down a pyschiatrist and she'd have hospital check up twice a week for eating disorder. it's alot. i have no clue how tutor's will fit into this mess. i have to bring difficult child to this new place 2x a week at least. anyway, long day. came home husband is sitting at table with-S my step daughter assisting with hw. house is a wreck he did nothing while he was home in between both appts. he went to a.m. one, garbage outside all over lawn racoon knocked it over, pee mattresses i had to wash, and he threw pee blankets in yet with a total attitude. this man on his days off is a real grose person, he should just work everyday. his day's off he's so tired and irritable and cranky he's like another person. ugh!