Please be aware that is post is of a very sensitive nature.
Last night, Gavin exposed himself to Lizze and I in the middle of the living room.
Gavin came downstairs and wanted to tell us that some of the bandages from his surgery were coming off. I told him that he could remove the bandages, carefully.
There are three locations that were bandaged, all on his right leg.
His ankle, knee area and thigh, all had biopsies done.
Gavin was wearing a pair of loose fitting shorts last night. He stood in the middle of the living room and removed the bandages from his ankle and knee area.
When it came time to remove the one on his thigh, he first pulled the right leg of his shorts up to gain access. Then, for some reason, he decided it would be best pull them down instead. Not only did he pull everything down, he exposed everything to Lizze and I at the same time.
To say it was an uncomfortable moment would be understating things.
There was absolutely no reason for him to do this. It didn’t make removing the bandages any easier. In fact, to the contrary, it made it more difficult.
Lizze and I both responded a the same time. We told him to pull his shorts up and go into the bathroom if he needs to do that.
I don’t know what to make of this. I would like to think that it was an innocent mistake by a little boy with Asperger’s. However, I’m having a difficult time resolving that in my head. Gavin has a very long history or being sexually aggressive, suggestive and otherwise inappropriate.
What makes this incident any different? I had hoped that we had moved past this but I fear that we haven’t.
It also makes me wonder what he does when we aren’t looking?
How at risk are his brothers?
What if this was truly an innocent mistake and I’m overreacting?
We didn’t make a huge deal out of this last night because honestly, I didn’t known what to do. We see Dr. Patti on Tuesday.
Because of all the very serious mental health issues, it’s very likely that Gavin did this on purpose or to get a reaction. He was also right in front of the windows as well. So anyone outside could have seen.
I’m truly at a loss.
Regardless of his intentions, if this has happened at school or in a public place…..
I don’t know enough about reactive attachment disorder to know if that plays a role.
Does anyone have experience in this? I could use some advice.
This was posted via WordPress for Android, courtesy of Samsungs Galaxy S III. Please forgive any typos. I do know how to spell but auto-correct hate me.
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