Agreed, she's either going to pretend she can do this on her own and die or she's going to wind up in the ER again with a legitimate life threatening condition and be admitted. This isn't My 600 lb Life, you don't just walk into a hospital and say you want to check in because you're a total fat ass who wants everyone to do the work you refuse to do yourself.I know that a few people have already expressed how inpatient for Amber is totally useless and considering it is a waste of time. But it looks like it's an idea that just won't die, especially now that it's making rounds on 'tistic reddit again. Whenever this shit pops up, it pretty much confirms that Amber's viewers are either naive or r.etarded (or both):
Second, that's not inpatient at all. It's not sitting in a hospital bed while everyone caters to your beck and call, with happy-go-lucky therapy sessions while everyone sings Kumbaya until you magically feel better and lost weight. It's not a self-care session; it's a total infantalization and denial of your personhood because you very clearly cannot take care of yourself and other people need to save your body.
The reality of inpatient is very uncomfortable, and that's why you don't find people willing to go unless they're beyond desperation. It's a total requisition of control. You don't get to do what you want to do, eat what you want to eat, room who you want to room with. You don't get to leave for anything: hair appointments, day trips, shopping, errands, whatever else. Everything you say is analyzed over and over. Nurses come in frequently to take vitals regardless if you're sleeping or not. You don't have access to the outside world except for one PC for the entire floor you're on. No cameras allowed, so that means no phones or laptops. No cords, either, so no headphones or chargers. No makeup, no perfume,--you're denied your own personal luxuries, basically. You're poked and prodded with needles and IVs. There's no privacy.
It's a nightmare that only ends when a clinician deems it appropriate and you're stable--so no one can tell you how long you're going to be there for. Amber would never. Anyone who thinks she would is a massive fucking idiot.
Instead, she's going to pretend that she can handle her weight and lose it on her own until she dies. That's the reality. Inpatient won't help because, say she did go, she'd only play the role of a recovered addict until she's discharged, in which case she'll binge again.
That said, some of this information is wrong - you're allowed to bring phones and laptops onto floors (even cameras I suppose as long as you're clearly filming yourself, though you're likely to get grief over this unless you're in a private area). The idea of bringing a laptop into a breeding ground for bacteria like a hospital is absolutely disgusting but to each their own. As far as phones go, everyone has them and the only time you'd really be asked to shut them off is if you're in a procedure. Even on a cardiac floor or in the ICU phones are still permitted, they're just frowned upon because they can be incredibly disruptive to other patients and their families dealing with serious, often life changing situations. Hospitals won't be held accountable if personal belongings go missing if you're carted away from your room for a procedure (imaging, surgery, etc) so they suggest you leave them at home. Cords (headphones, chargers, etc) are absolutely allowed unless you're a suicidal threat and being monitored.
Amber would require a bariatric bed which means she almost definitely would require a private hospital room (I suppose this could vary depending on where you are) but she would constantly be 'harassed' by her RNs, CNAs, and PTs to get up and walk the unit periodically to prevent bed sores and blood clots. She'd probably be prescribed a diet while inpatient but that depends on whatever the hell she's admitted for and Becky could still easily smuggle food in if she wanted to (although Becky could be limited in her visits if caught doing so).
The problem with being so fat and admitted to any hospital is the increased risk of acquiring infections while admitted such as MRSA. This would open up another can of worms and only prolong her stay. If a doctor ever admits her for anything, I honestly think she'd sign herself out AMA within 24-48 hours. She wouldn't have her pillows or blankets and wouldn't be allowed to bring them, she wouldn't have an open fridge 24/7 to eat whatever she wants, she would have strangers wiping her ass and forcing her to bathe, and she'd be forced to engage in physical activity and stop lying about her health.
She won't do any of that so she's going to die on her own.