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When my son was young he was that way also. We could not get him to eat for nothing, no matter what we offered him...and now my grandson is the same way. When this happened to my son, the doctor gave him a prescription of what is called "Periactin Syrup" that stimulates appetite. I had learned about it when my daddy was sick from cancer treatments and would not, and could not eat. This did absolute wonders for my son! within a couple of days, this child who would eat nothing was eating us out of house and home, and so we got it also for my grandson - whom looks like a little tooth pick - and it has done wonders for him! When my daughter got her prescription for my grandson, her doctor told her, that they just don't get much call for it anymore, and he hadn't thought of it...that sometimes they will use it for people in the nursing home who will not eat...but he gave it to her and my grandson gained 3-4 lbs the first month. Not a "big" result, but a slow and steady gain anyway...then after he got his appetite, we took the medicine away and he continued on with his eating. It was like he just needed a good "Jump-start". See if your doc will let you try it, and see how wonderful it is to a child that will not eat!
Good Luck to you! You and your granddaughter are in my prayers!!
Well, unfortunately...it can be. And actually it is fortunate for your grand daughter also. But I am sure that there are many diseases that could fit those symptoms also, unfortunately again, they will require many possibly painful testings that the doc may or may not want to do. From being in the medical field for so long, what I have seen from many doc's is that they normally will want to start with the simpler, least invasive methods first, and then go on to other more invasive ones, because they can be painful and she is a child. Sorry that it is not what you were "wanting" or "looking" for - I'm sure another specialist can give you something more intense, just remember, if the more important stuff brings back negative test results, you can always suggest the periactin syrup.
Good luck to you and your granddaughter, you are in my prayers.