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From Kay, child's age 15
I posted here about my daughter Phoebe last year. At the time she was 5'2" and weighed 230 lbs, having gained over 50 lbs largely due to online school. I wish this was going to be a positive update, but I'm afraid not. I thought things opening up more and going back to in person school in March would help. The family, though the rest of us are a healthy weight, have been trying to support her in being more active and making better choices, but it's been an uphill battle. Though going back to school made her more active, it has also given her the opportunity to sneak more junk food. I keep finding hidden wrappers.
In the past 11 months, she's gained another 55 lbs, weighing in yesterday at 285 lbs. She's still 5'2". It's so sad to see so much weight piled on to such a short frame. She is being investigated for sleep apnea and is pre diabetic. I can't get her to take it seriously. The only thing that upsets her is that she now wets the bed every night rather than once every so often and has had more frequent day time accidents too. Basically, the excess fat is putting more pressure on her bladder.
She carries most of her excess weight on her abdomen and now has a waist greater than her height. Her health scares me so much, she's a ticking time bomb that's already started going off. She's been seeing a pediatric obesity specialist for the past few months and that has helped us gain better insight and understanding, but it hasn't slowed her weight gain yet.