From Mari, Child's Age 15 - 06/20/06 - IP#:  Click here to reply  
My daughter is 15. She is 186 lbs and we have a huge problem. She was doing okay on her diet. She doesn't drink any sodas or anything. But on Father's Day her and a group of friends were jumping on our trampoline into the pool. Well it was going well for about two hours. So my husband and I said we would be back around 8 because we had to pick up my son from his friends and go grocery shopping. Well about 6:30 I get a phone call from one of my daughters friends saying she is being rushed to the Emergency Room and her boyfriend is in the ambulance with her. Well I get to the hospital about 20 min later. They wouldn't let me in the ER so I talked to her friends. Well it seems she jumped into the pool and her ankle missed the pool and hit the edge of the pool. After 2 hours of waiting a doctor comes back saying she needed surgery. She broke it in six different places. Then she went into surgery for about four hours. After that she comes out. Her friends see her first then I do. She was still sleeping. I talked to the doctor, he said she won't be able to walk on her foot for 4 months. She came home this morning with her friends. I was wondering if any knows what I could feed her or help her do to loss weight before school starts. She can't walk and her crutches prevent her from doing alot to. Does anyone have any advice for me? I really need someones help. And would achohol help her gain weight. I think she drinks but I've never caught her. But a lot of her friends do and she parties with them so I really thinks she does. Please help me thanks.
Reply from Maddie, Child's Age 13 - 07/16/06  - IP#:
If she needs exercise, have her lift weights. She would be exercising her arms instead of her legs though. Have her do it every other day.

Reply from Alice, Child's Age 14 - 07/06/06  - IP#:
Cut everything she eats in half. That will help lose alot of the weight

Reply from shelly, Child's Age 17 - 07/03/06  - IP#:
poor girl, one thing i can say, being from europe is not to worry about the drinking. if you ban them from ever doing it they will want to rebel and sneak it. Alchohal will make you eat more though, which is how i got to my weight, so make sure she isnt eating alot really. my daugher has always been a bit heavy, not nearly as big as me, but we just try to limit what she eats. and LOTS OF WATER. good luck with that though

Reply from Crystal, Child's Age 6 - 06/26/06  - IP#:
I am not sure what exercise she could do, but if you cut down her calories to her sedentary level(balance it out)..she might still lose weight. And yes alcohol can make a person gain weight. I wish you and your daughter luck and I hope her injury heals quickly.