From Dr. Alvarez, "Amazing "before and after" slideshow where Betsy, who had the gastric sleeve procedure at 12, shows her weight loss journey and results."
You bet I am torn about this.
I've met the surgeon who performed the surgery, several times... he's a lovely person with superb skill. He's awfully cute as well. (Of course I can't find the photo of us.) BUT I DIGRESS.
However. 12 years old? I can't get my 12 year old to shower on a predictable basis - how on EARTH would I get him to follow through with the long-term care and feeding of a bariatric surgery procedure?
Is it worth it to step in and thwart the long term effects of obesity at a very young age -- or are we screwing with an adolescents development?
I am torn. Very.
PS. I suppose I should mention? The little girl is the niece of her surgeon. Wait, what? Right. She's got a bariatric surgeon in the family -- whereas some of us can't get one on the phone. Dr. A, will you adopt me?