Gavin’s “Imaginary friends” are beginning to play a larger and larger roll in his life. He’s spent a great deal of time in his room today, playing cards with Sonic and Amy’s son Jack.
I showed you all a video of Gavin explaining what he’s doing. If you missed it earlier, it’s right here.
He’s been back for several rematches. In fact, the last game lasted an exhausting 45 minutes. In this particular session, Gavin and Jack were playing War together.
I was informed that Jack doesn’t like the fact that Gavin sometimes cheats at cards but Gavin like to tease him.
Keep in mind, Jack isn’t real. He’s not real in the sense that you and I would consider real. However, Gavin certainly considers him to be very real and very much a part of his life for now.
I honestly don’t know what to really feel about this.
It’s definitely a problem and there’s no question about that. However, Gavin’s actually happy and at this point he’s not hurting anyone. What are we supposed to do with that?
If and when we get his medications right, these friends will disappear, at least until the next inevitable psychotic break.
This Autism Dad is heartbroken and torn as to what to think and feel.
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