Austim+Bipolar= Stressful Mothers Day

I wanted today to be great for Lizze. However, today was exhausting. Par for the course though. Gavin has been a handful all day long.

We went to my parents for mothers day. Not long after arriving Gavin tried to open mouth kiss my mother. She handled it really well and just put her glass up to her mouth. We yanked Gavin into another room and told him how that was wrong and just called “inappropriate kissing”. Personally after that I was done and ready to go home. Everyone says it’s no big deal but they don’t realize just how big of a deal it actually is.

I’m not sure what we are supposed to do. Gavin seems to be slipping still. For example, I cut his hair (shaved his head) and then he took a 20 minute shower. When he came out he hadn’t rinsed off again. It took 2 or 3 return trips to the shower to get him to rinse off. After he eats he has food all over his face and would leave it there if we didn’t say something. He is becoming less and less self aware. We also had several meltdowns today before the cookout. He is just struggling in general any more.

I wish I knew how to help him but honestly I am just spent. I have very little left to give him. It seems hopeless most of the time because very little if anything sticks with him. I pray that he pulls out of this regression and regains or is capable of re-learning some of these basic things.



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Father to 3 with Autism and husband to my best friend. Oh...and creator fo this blog. :-)

  

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