Dr Oz Hoarders: Children Who Hoard Food
Tyche is a 200 lb 11-year-old girl who binges and hordes food. Since she was two, Tyche had been hoarding food, hiding it under her bed and in her closets. Tyche was 4-years-old when mom really noticed the hoarding and became concerned. Mom stated that Tyche brought the food to her room because it was the best place to hide it. One day, when mom was cleaning her daughter’s room, she found raw bacon under her bed. Every time mom cleaned Tyche’s room, she dreaded it, fearing she would find more food. On this particular day, mom found ice cream, a can of ravioli and pizza hidden in her daughter’s room.
Dr Oz: Food Hoarders
Mom stated that when she went grocery shopping for the family, it was Tyche who ate most of the food. Mom had to padlock the fridge to keep her daughter from binging. Tyche had even eaten from the trashcan. Surprisingly, mom was a nurse, but felt like her daughter’s issues were beyond her control. Mom stated that she didn’t like to take pictures of her daughter because she didn’t want her to remember looking like this. (That’s really sad!) Mom’s biggest fear was that she was going to lose her daughter to death and didn’t know what to do about it.