Gavin admitted in therapy tonight that he doesn’t care about anyone. This wasn’t a huge shock to us but I never expected for him to be able to articulate that.
He told us that he wishes he could care, he just doesn’t.
We told him that we were proud of him for being honest with us. We also made it very clear that this doesn’t make him a bad person, it’s just part of who he is. It does mean that we will have to work very hard to try and help him learn respect other people’s feelings.
No one knows quite what to make of this.
Having said that, it does fall in line with his diagnosis and what everyone has said.
He also admitted to being inappropriate with both his brothers, “once or twice”. This is a problem but we couldn’t get anymore information from him.
Dr. Patti told him that if she finds out that he does anything like that again, she would call the police. I told him that we would do the same thing.
When the conversation was over, he went and played with the train tracks, like nothing had happened.
We meet with wraparound in the morning to discuss things related to funding and support services. I think it’s more important now than ever to get him into treatment, ASAP.
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