Thanks for your question, so sorry to hear about the problem. It is important for her to speak with her doctor
. Food aversion, in one form or another, is something that is not uncommon. Many groups of patients will have a predisposition to this sort of condition, including those that spend a portion of their life with a feeding tube or receiving their nutrition in some other way. For example, children that are born very early will often have an oral aversion that will make future feeding less enjoyable, and there is some re-training that is often necessary in order to overcome the early aversion. In some cases, it can persist indefinitely. In the case of your friend, it does appear that there are at least some foods that she is able to tolerate, which is good. As long as she is able to take in a balanced diet and receive the nutrients that she needs, there is no reason that this has to be anything life threatening, which probably explains the answer she received previously. There are some speech therapists
who work with patients with these conditions, usually at large academic hospitals who treat complex conditions. Please have her speak with her doctor about a referral to one of these if appropriate.