I wanted to take a minute and share something with all of you that I have been thinking alot about lately.
Recently I have been writing alot about the regression Gavin has been experiencing over the years. It’s a popular topics for me because it’s that my family struggles with every day. So basically, it’s always at the forefront of my mind. However, despite all the regression, Gavin has made some progress as well.
I don’t honestly know if the progress is despite the regression or because of it. I know that sounds really strange but I don’t know how else to explain it. While we struggle with many things, Gavin has also overcome many obstacles as well. He is no longer violent towards others and that is a huge positive. He is also trying new foods that a few years ago wod never have happened.
Gavin used to touch in inappropriate ways but that stopped over a year ago. He used to not play nicely with his younger brothers but does a much better job now. Getting his blood drawn was a beyond nightmare, requiring up too 8 people to hold him so it could be done. Now he mostly has little to no problem getting his blood drawn now.
I really just want to ensure that Gavin get credit for all his accomplishments. Regression is a huge problem but Gavin’s victories should not be overshadowed by it. So I just thought it was important to share this with all of you.
When you are dealing with a child like Gavin, it’s easy to lose sight of the positives. Especially when faced with the ever growing list of challenges that we are with Gavin. However, a victory is a victory despite the setbacks.
I just wanted to remind everyone to not forget that victories should be celebrated. Sometimes you have to hunker down and wait out the rough times but don’t forget to celebrate the victories…no matter how small.