I’m losing my son……..

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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.



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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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Ky Harvey
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Ky Harvey

feeling the same way today

Jennifer Paquette
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Jennifer Paquette

So sorry to hear that. I can’t believe how hard that must have been to find out about his fantasy vs reality world.

Debbie Wilson
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Debbie Wilson

I’m so very sorry. I can’t imagine being in this situation. All I can do is offer my prayers.

Clementine Kruczynski
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Clementine Kruczynski

So sorry….it’s never easy to watch someone you love in situations like this

AMDuser
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AMDuser

That is way more then what we all probably thought of what was going on with Gavin.

rmagliozzi
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rmagliozzi

My goodness. I am so sorry. Gavin will be in our prayers.

agenthner
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agenthner

This is a dreadful place to be, and I don’t have any words of encouragement or advice, but know you’re in our prayers and we will continue to lift you and your family to God’s Light every day.

<3

Lisa Higdon
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Lisa Higdon

Our thoughts are with you, Rob.

lostandtired
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agenthner rmagliozzi AMDuser @Clementine Kruczynski @Debbie Wilson @Ky Harvey @Jennifer Paquette thank you all so much.  I’m so distraught over this and I feel like we’re at a dead end.  I truly appreciate all the love and support.  🙂

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Emeralz

Hello, I am so sorry to hear about your son, I read your blogs as often as possible. But don’t believe I’ve ever commented.. However today reading it shocked me, I know every child is different and I am continuously irritated when I hear someone say johnbob does the exact same thing! because, no…no.. they don’t…  However, when you spoke about sonic, , Knuckles, tails, and Amy…. My 14 year old son lived with them too. In fact, he thought he was gay because he liked Shadow and Sonic said anyone who likes Shadow is gay..  A year ago we… Read more »

DLaubacher
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Emeralz Wow, that IS so enlightening!  I believe my OCD son also had trouble with solid meds, – it wasn’t until we did liquid (and have stayed on it) that he showed the most amazing improvement.   Thanks so much for sharing your journey with your son …thank God he’s doing so much better…excellent!

shawnarenee31
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Your family is in my thoughts and prayers 🙁

shawnarenee31
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Your family is in my thoughts and prayers 🙁

OnyxPanthyr
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OnyxPanthyr

Sending prayers.  🙁