Something we haven’t had to deal with for awhile is Gavin’s excessive chatter. Gavin goes through these periods of time, usually when manic, where he literally talks nonstop. Much of the time he’s either himself or seemingly just stringing words together.
We have hit another one of these cycles recently. Let me tell you, it really takes a great deal of effort to cope with the incessant talking.
It reaches the point, as it has today, where I simply start tuning him out. I don’t do that willfully either, it’s like a defense mechanism that kicks in after hearing the same friggin thing, over and over and over again.
Already today, I have made several requests of God to please not let this be a manic phase. I do think knowhow we would manage to survive Gavin being manic right now.
If you have personal experience with a child that has a bipolar type mental illness, you likely know what I’m talking about. If you have not experienced this, count yourself lucky. It’s exhausting and frustrating and sometimes even dangerous.
Gavin has hit a true manic phase in awhile, so he’s probably due. However, with any luck, he will hang on until we find a new psychiatrist.
At least we see Dr. Pattie tonight.
**Thanks for reading**
-Lost and Tired
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