Vicky and Robert’s identical twin daughters Taylor and Tricia share everything; including identical eating disorders, which their parents say have resulted in the girls each losing over 50 lbs. apiece. Vicky and Robert – who are divorced – say they fear if their daughters don’t get help soon, they’ll be dead by the end of the year.TELL DR. PHIL YOUR STORY: At your final breaking point?WATCH:Parents Say They Fear Identical Twins Only Have Months To Live Because Of Eating Disorder
Robert has said he blames his ex-wife “100 percent” for Taylor and Tricia’s eating disorders. “The girls have been with Vicky for the past two-and-a-half years, and now they’re disgusted with themselves. All they want to do is binge and throw up.”
The twins’ father says he wants his daughters to live with him. “It’s time for me to take charge before something tragic happens.”WATCH: A Day In The Life Of Identical Twins With Identical Eating Disorders
Vicky says Robert has accused her of not feeding her children. “He thinks that they’re bingeing because they don’t know when they’re going to eat next – which is completely false.” She claims Robert doesn’t even acknowledge the extent of the girls’ illness. “He thinks they’re doing it for attention.”WATCH: Mom Seeking Help For Twins’ Eating Disorders Confronted Making Demands Before Dr. Phil Appearance.
Watch the video above, as Dr. Phil illustrates for Vicky and Robert what their futures might look like if they don’t stop bickering, and pull together to help their twins.
Can these parents be convinced to put aside their differences and work as a team to help save their daughters’ lives? Tune in to Dr. Phil
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Mom Seeking Help For Twins’ Eating Disorders Confronted For Making Demands Before Dr. Phil Appearance.