#Autism and the 7am meltdown


I was sleeping when Lizze came to get me this morning.  After everyone woke up today,  she sent me upstairs to bed.  Thanks honey. 

Anyway, apparently Gavin was freaking out and once again beating the crap out of himself. Lizze was trying to explain what had happened but I was still half asleep.  I looked at my phone and saw the time…7am

I walked into Gavin‘s room and saw,  heard and felt his rage.  He was really upset and punching himself in the face,  arms and legs. 
This whole thing happened because he wasn’t listening.

We have decided to get him a helmet.  It had been suggested awhile ago but for whatever reason,  we never pursued it. However,  in light of how hard he’s hitting himself in the head,  I think the helmet is warranted.  He won’t like it but that why my name tag say Dad.  We make the decisions about things like this,  not him. Although,  reality says that he’s in control because he’s choosing not to listen and that’s the root cause.  If he were to make different choices,  things could be different.

I’m so friggin tired,  I can barely see straight. I have a feeling that today is going to be one of those days.

**Thanks for reading**

       -Lost and Tired

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Chloe R

Like I have told you before, you and Lizzie are great parents! While Gavin may not like the helmet, you are only doing it to protect him, and his body.
My recent post Dreams really do come true! Different… Not Less, We Need Acceptance, not just awareness!

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