Gavin’s health, both mental and physical has been going downhill for many, many years. We have seen countless doctors and specialists, in a bid to do everything humanly possible to help him.
Unfortunately, we’ve reached a point where there isn’t much more that can be done.
Right now, we are currently dealing with him being in the middle of a psychotic break.
He’s on the hardest of the hard-core anti-psychotic medications and mood stabilizers. There isn’t really anywhere left to go, as his doses are currently close to the max.
Lizze and I have talked about trying to have him admitted to the psych unit again, for the purposes of stabilization.
Truthfully, that’s not really an option because Gavin is a chronic case and not acute.
Things at home are much worse than we thought. Lizze had a conversation with Gavin this afternoon and learned some very disturbing things. It’s more heartbreaking really.
We learned that Gavin’s invisible friends Sonic, Knuckles, Tails, Amy and Jack don’t actually live with him. Instead, he lives with them.
We also learned that he sees things in his room that we can’t. This goes above and beyond his invisible friends. He’s describing large computer monitors and all sorts of gadgets. Turns out he thinks his room is like some sort of command center.
His room is also inside Sonic, Knuckles and Amy’s headquarters. Tails apparently lives behind the giant metal robot behind our house.
He’s spending more and more time with his invisible friends and less and less time engaging with real life people, like his family.
I don’t know what to do.
I really think that he needs some sort of inpatient care but because of his health problems, that’s essentially impossible.
I’m totally lost and tired, pardon the pun. Lizze and I are heartbroken and don’t know what to do.
It seems like all we can do right now is watch him unravel and decompensate.
Monday we are going to have to get him back in to see Dr. Reynolds and discuss our options.
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