150 pound 4 year old! - page 3

Ok, I admit it! I watched Dr. Phil today on my day off! I have a cold on my day off and was lounging on the couch. lol This mother has a son who weighs 150 pounds and was in complete denial... Read More

  1. by   Lausana
    Originally posted by Mimi Wheeze
    I agree with Furball. How Dr. Phil kept himself from just reaching over and strangling that mom is beyond me.
    Now THAT would've been something to see! Own it Dr. Phil!

    That poor child. When he starts school, he will be picked on constantly. Are they going to yank him out of school when this happens? YEESH!! [/B]
    If he even makes it that long! It would be unhealthy for me to be 150+ at my height let alone at a four yr olds size! Surely a Dr has seen him this way, he get like that overnight...and he's not going to stop getting bigger either.

    I fear for kids like this, you couldn't live like a kid if you're out of breath from walking. :
  2. by   duckie
    Originally posted by kittyw
    Let's sue them.



    Oops... you got it out before me.

    According to a local Indiana newspaper it was tried and the judge thru it out stating they knew what they were eating when they went in there, no one made "held a gun to their head" and them do it. NOW, what really honks my horn is that don't people that smoke, me included, know what they are doing to their bodies, yet the cig companies are paying out the nose for this one. Talk about speaking out of both sides of your mouth!!!!!
  3. by   delirium
    You mean that's not a normal weight for a 4 year old?
  4. by   Mimi Wheeze
    delirium:

    Nope, not normal. Orange children aren't normal either!
    :chuckle
  5. by   VAC
    We have an 800 pound patient in our ICU, Respiratory failure (surprise, surprise). It's hard not to judge an adult, but to do that to a kid ?? Child abuse. Dont' you think after the first 80 pounds she would question what was wrong, look to make some changes?? Sad, and scary.
    My kids are skin and bone, very picky eaters, love junk food, and would eat out every day if I let them. I do believe there is a genetic/hereditary component, and we are a society of excess, which don't help, but at some point you have to take responsibility for what you put in your mouth and what you let your kids put in thier mouths. As for smoking, in the days when the older generation started to smoke, the dangers of smoking were not as widely known as they are now that they are hooked. It's always been know that eating too much makes you fat.
    Last edit by VAC on Feb 4, '03
  6. by   Furball
    When my son was small (three) and refused to eat his veggies, I had to resort to trickery. One night I quietly put the tiniest bit of broccolli on his plate and then piled HUGE portions of brocolli on mine and hubbies plate. He noticed, of course, and asked why he got such a small portion. I explained to him that broccolli was for big people and he couldn't have much. Would you know that this child started whimpering and crying for more broccolli? To this day he LOVES his veggies. No problem.

    This mom is nuts. If I had let my son have his way at age three he would've subsisted on pasta, cookies, pizza, Mcdonalds and chocolate.
  7. by   Lausana
    Originally posted by delirium
    You mean that's not a normal weight for a 4 year old?
    Apparently for some it is
  8. by   SharonH, RN
    Originally posted by mjlrn97
    I also don't get the mentality that encourages people to sue tobacco companies because their 2-pack-a-day habit gave them lung CA, or gun makers when some dumb s*** uses a .38 to hold up a convenience store. Why are people suddenly no longer responsible for their own stupidity?!

    I don't get that either. The whole tobacco lawsuit stuff was nonsense, one lady won over a billion dollars. Ridiculous!
  9. by   SharonH, RN
    Originally posted by kimmicoobug
    Yeah, she just looked so defiant when Dr. Phil just layed it to her. What in the h*ll did she expect, he IS Dr. Phil. That's part of his appeal.

    She was extremely defensive. Did you hear the part where she referred to the program that Dr. Phil set her up as "your little program"? I feel really bad for that kid.
  10. by   Furball
    Does anyone know if this topic will be continued today? I would love to see a follow up on this little boy at some point.
  11. by   jdomep
    My Advance for Nurses came yesterday and there is a great article on children and diabetes. If that poor little guy didn't have it I guess he is destined or that problem too. I can't tell you what I'd like to do to his mother.......

    I keep thinking I am 6' tall and weigh 150 poor little boy
    Last edit by jdomep on Feb 4, '03
  12. by   Furball
    okaaaay...the saga continues

    Yesterdays segment got so heated that they couldn't get to the other obese children...so we'll be treated to them today >sigh<
  13. by   LorraineCNA
    Was when they showed the picture of the kid eating his dinner.

    She said she feeds him healthy dinners....not that pasta is all that healthy to start with but OMG...is there any reason for a four year old to have a pound of pasta on his plate?

    I don't care if you give the kid the healthiest food in the world, the kids going to be overweight if you feed him 10x's more of it than he should be getting!. My sixteen year old son doesn't put that much food on his plate!!!

    It seems to me that when my kids were little the guideline was something like a TBSP of each food for each year they were old....
    (a four-year old would eat 4 tablespoons of spaghetti which actually is a decent size serving for a little one although it doesn't sound like it)

    ...and she said one dietician told her he "needed to eat more" !?

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