There's no need to make up an excuse to feed my child how I want to feed her.
And my sister does have a blood disorder. Anemia I think. The meds she was taking for her iron messed her stomach up to wear she can't hold anything down and absorb nutrients. She quit taking the iron meds and now goes every 2 weeks to get iron meds through an IV. I would never make up a horrible story like that. That's not the kind of person I am."
You really don't get it do you? Anemia is a secondary diagnosis. I have a blood disorder called Spherocytosis. It rendered me severely anemic. I was blood transfusion dependent for over 2 years! So as I said before, not only do I know about blood conditions via education I know from experience.
I am getting a little preturbed at all this. There are steps that have to be done prior to her getting iron via IV. They don't just say "Ok, here is your iv" and done. There are precautions that have to be in place because it high risk for allergy and anaphylaxis. I am also not exactly sure what "messed up" means with her stomach. There are plenty of side effects that are normal with oral iron. Cramping, nausea, vomiting, diarrhea, constipation... Those are the mmost common. I have never heard of a stomach being so "messed up" that a person or child has wasted away. I also have NEVER heard of a hospital turning away a patient because they have an appt in a few weeks or whatever the situation was. There is some serious BS in this story. Exagerations? Covers? Either way, it makes no sense at all. Too many holes and what not.
If you are telling the truth on your sister, I will state heavily again to have her blood drawn and sent to the Mayo Clinic. Children aren't just severly anemic to that degree "just because". Adults aren't that anemic without reason either. Especially that it has caused her to lose that much weight. Also, there is a step that should have happened at the hospital that you are missing based on what you are describing of her condition.
Regardless, nobody will ever be able to educate you on something because you know it all and everyone else is stupid.