Best Case Senario

I’m having the worst nights sleep in awhile.  Lizze was able to finally take something for her migraine, as her meds were finally called in.  Needless to say,  she sleeping quite well and that’s good.

I spoke with my parents,  late last night and went over what happened. 

This is what everything boils down to.  Best case scenario,  he goes away for 6 months to a year or more.  He receives a very specific and intensive treatment.  He eventually comes home.  Nothing will ever be fixed,  as what Gavin has broken is beyond repair.  However,  he may come back in a slightly better position. 

The doctor said that instead of 3 tantrums a day,  maybe we only have 1. That’s really the most positive outcome we can hope for.

It’s definitely a glass half empty kinda thing. 
The goal would be to help Gavin learn to do at least some of what doesn’t come naturally. For example,  he would learn to be more aware of others feelings.  He will never actually care but he can be more aware. If that actually makes sense.

Bottom line is that nothing will ever fix this.

Please keep in mind that I’m not referring to the #Autism but instead the other mental health issues.

Knowing that nothing will actually get fixed and the most we can hope for is a slight, possible improvement after a year,  makes this even more difficult.

Right now we are surrounded by uncertainty.

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kat13

It is a very tough time for all of your guys. I really hope Galvin will get better over time!! You guys got two other boys to care about as well, and take care of yourselves are well!

Carlyoung

I feel for you my friend.  for you and the whole @lostandtired family.  I am here for you if you want to talk. let me know and I will send you my phone number.

Jodi p

It's hard when that is best case scenario. I hope you can find a place that can deal with all his needs.
Did dr give any ideas of a facility that will deal with his needs. Or did will he be able to "up him on the list" to get on sooner

Did Gavin understand what was said at this appointment.
Though he may not show he cares. Just wonder if he understood much that was said.
I hope you find the funding and placement sooner than later.
As hard ad it is. It will be good to just get everything together and have a smooth transition. Rather than drag out the inevitable so to speak. As that causes a great deal of stress as well
Waiting for it to happen.

Ruedii

Sadly, caring about other people's feelings is something that is very hard to teach except at a very young age, and in cases where they don't want to learn it is impossible.The best place to start, though is to get them to learn what they aren't resistant to learning, which is being aware of other people's feelings.  This can often be the first step.I was fortunate enough to learn the importance of other people's feelings at a very young age.

lostandtired

 @Ruedii Thank you very much

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