We have had issues of my dh son being a vegan and NONE of us parents are. He is doing this diet as a fad and to impress a certain friend of his. One issue is feeding him period. Going out to eat, almost anywhere, is a nightmare. Feeding him at home has been a nightmare too. His mother is not fond of this either and is having some issues too. At our home, he rumages through the cabinets, often taking items that are reserved for other meals, be they are veggie meals or not! I am constantly running to the store to buy ingredients to add to meal prep. He also does not eat appropiately. Like, for breakfast, he eats a can of tomato soup and an apple. Really? I have cereal in there boy! (oatmeal, grits, etc, even regular fortified cereal, if he would remember to bring his own special milk!) (which I dont think his mom is buying for him becasue she too is tired of this) If I buy it for him, it either rots in our fridge or he gorges himself on it.
He makes a giant mess when trying to cook himself something as well. I have left my kitchen clean and neat only to walk in later after him cooking and there be cans of food (veggies, sauces, etc) chopped stuff, spilled stuff, stove a mess, its awful!
He is pale, has dark circles around his eyes. he has no energy whatso ever. He overall looks ill. He is deteriorating right n front of our eyes!
I also noticed bruising on his arms. I asked him if he had been wrestling with his friends, he says no. (which I believe bc he is NOT active at all and does not spend time with friends in real life, only online) I aske dif he had fallen. No. So I am left to believe that his bruising is from lack of B12 since he absolutely refuses to eat anything animal.
Now, I told him sunday, he can l no longer cook in my home for himself. He must wait to eat until I cook. I cook three times a day damn near so he wont starve. I told him I would try to make the dishes so that he may eat them with out issues. But there may be times he must pick out meat or go without the main dish and only eat sides. I told this is due to him leaving messes in kitchen and eating up everything in sight when he is here.
I am scared for this kid. Dh is scared but mom seems to not care. How do we go about showing and proving our concerns of his health to his mom and get her to at least consider changing his diet?