Mother Faces Backlash for Not Spending Christmas in Hospital with Daughter

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A mother is questioning if she is the a**hole after choosing to spend Christmas at home instead of in the hospital with her daughter who ate trigger foods despite being warned not to. The daughter has a sensitive stomach and certain foods make her throw up, but she refuses to cut them out of her diet, causing her to end up in the hospital frequently. On Christmas, the mother had warned her daughter not to eat certain foods, but the daughter chose to anyways, leading to a hospital stay. The mother kept in touch with her daughter but chose not to visit her in the hospital, causing family members to call her cruel and heartless. Was the mother wrong for choosing to spend Christmas at home instead of in the hospital with her daughter? Let us know your thoughts in the comments.

Dealing with a daughter's sensitive stomach during holidays 🤢

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Struggling to identify trigger foods for daughter's illness 😔

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Struggle with unhealthy food leads to hospital visits 🏥

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Mother struggles to keep daughter's food allergies in check 🍕🚫

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Dealing with a daughter's food triggers during Christmas dinner 🍽️

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When indulging in trigger foods goes wrong 🤢

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Mother faces criticism for not spending Christmas in hospital with daughter

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Facing family backlash for not spending Christmas in hospital 🏥

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Mother criticized for not spending Christmas in hospital with daughter 🏥🎄

A mother has faced backlash after choosing to spend Christmas at home instead of in the hospital with her daughter, who was admitted due to a stomach illness triggered by certain foods. The daughter's condition has been a source of stress for the family as she refuses to cut out trigger foods, which led to hospitalizations in the past. On Christmas eve, despite a variety of non-trigger foods available, the daughter chose to indulge in her favorites, leading to a hospitalization that lasted for a few days. The mother chose to stay at home with the rest of the family and keep in touch with her daughter through calls and texts. However, this decision was met with criticism from most of the family members, causing the mother to seek advice on AITA subreddit. What do you think? Was the mother justified in prioritizing her own well-being and spending time with the rest of the family, or should she have put her daughter's needs above all else during the holidays? Share your thoughts in the comments below.

NTA. Commenters agree the 16-year-old needs to take responsibility for her health.

SigSauerPower320 | SigSauerPower320

Commenters suggest therapy for teenage daughter's self-destructive behavior.

xInsomniCatx | xInsomniCatx

Possibility of underlying psychological issues causing daughter's behavior.

ThePotPanda | ThePotPanda

Teen's disregard for health concerns raises questions about long-term plan 🤔

Responsible_Hope_831 | Responsible_Hope_831

Commenters suggest seeking professional help for daughter's disordered eating.

okayish_22 | okayish_22

16 is old enough to understand not to eat dangerous food 🍴

fraenzle | fraenzle

Possible underlying medical conditions and need for professional help.

amethystalien6 | amethystalien6

Both sides need therapy. 🤝

unlovelyladybartleby | unlovelyladybartleby

Daughter's lack of restraint causes family strain, NTA verdict.

bamf1701 | bamf1701

A mother's tough choice: facing backlash for not spending Christmas in hospital

Straight-Singer-2912 | Straight-Singer-2912

Against the flow: NTA for tough love wake-up call ⏰

Garden_Weed_Tender | Garden_Weed_Tender

Daughter's eating habits raise red flags, need for therapy evident 🚩

mistydayze | mistydayze

Commenter highlights need for specialized medical care for hospitalized daughter. 💊

winesis | winesis

Commenter suggests therapy for sick child in hospital, empathizes with situation 💔

Inner_Aerie7747 | Inner_Aerie7747

Mother criticized for not supporting daughter with eating disorder ❤️

Cat_Lilac_Dog22 | Cat_Lilac_Dog22

Mother criticized for not spending Christmas in hospital with daughter

Hob-Nob1974 | Hob-Nob1974

Encouraging therapy for self-harm behavior is important 👍

newbeginingshey | newbeginingshey

Concerned commenters advise getting therapy and setting dietary restrictions.

Ilovegifsofjif | Ilovegifsofjif

Mother criticized for not being there for daughter in hospital.

raccoon_eyes_xj9 | raccoon_eyes_xj9

Parental neglect? YTA. Daughter needs help with eating disorder.

5tevePi5ing | 5tevePi5ing

Heartbreaking comment on lack of parental support for self-harming daughter 💔

AJFurnival | AJFurnival

Mother criticized for not taking responsibility for daughter's health. 💔

Due-Paramedic8532 | Due-Paramedic8532

Parental responsibility for daughter's mental health - seek professional help 🧐

Term-Haunting | Term-Haunting

Suggestion for seeking counseling for daughter's mental health 🤔

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Curiosity over hospitalization reasons sparks discussion on necessary length of stay.

nowaynohownope | nowaynohownope

Commenter defends mother's decision not to spend Christmas in hospital.

journeyintopressure | journeyintopressure

Commenter blames parent for not fighting harder for child's health 🤔

nerdabcs | nerdabcs

A comment urging a mother to support her daughter's medical needs ❤️

EllieUki | EllieUki

Daughter's eating disorder requires therapy, but ESH in situation 🍴

FloweredViolin | FloweredViolin

A mental health worker shares a different perspective on the teenager's condition 🧐

RoboticHermit | RoboticHermit

Curious about the cost of frequent hospital visits? 🤔

RatioNo1114 | RatioNo1114

Commenter urges mother to prioritize daughter's therapy for eating disorder 💔

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Commenter suggests more support needed for teenager's health decisions. 🤔

Cappa_Cail | Cappa_Cail

Parent criticized for not seeking help for daughter's eating disorder 🤔

ChewableRobots | ChewableRobots

Encouraging seeking help for possible eating disorder ❤️

rnason | rnason

Commenter suggests undiagnosed medical issue for severe vomiting episodes 💊

narudoll | narudoll

Parenting isn't coddling, NTA for setting boundaries 🙌

LeftPhilosopher9628 | LeftPhilosopher9628

Being a patient at a hospital can be dangerous. YTA.

Swimming_Badger760 | Swimming_Badger760

Mother not at hospital on Christmas, judged NTA by commenters.

Used_Mark_7911 | Used_Mark_7911

Mother criticized for not enabling daughter's unhealthy behavior 💔

glockenbach | glockenbach

Misdiagnosis can lead to years of chasing trigger foods 😞. Consider rare diseases like Cyclical Vomiting Syndrome 🤔.

Plus_Razzmatazz1524 | Plus_Razzmatazz1524

Teaching her daughter an important lesson 🎓💡

maroongrad | maroongrad

Balancing self-care and parental responsibility amidst child's illness 🧑‍🎓

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Setting boundaries with a sick child at Christmas 🎄

CauldronFire | CauldronFire

Mother blamed for not spending Christmas with sick daughter.

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