I need your help to interpret my nightmare last night

I think I fell asleep pretty quick last night.  I went to bed in a good mood and drama free, so I don’t know what brought this on. 

As hard as I’ve been trying to remember all the details of what happened, I can’t. 

What I do remember is more like the plot, as well as the emotions I felt. 


Basically, it resolved around Gavin and myself.  We somehow ended up on foot in some really bad part of God only knows where, because I can’t remember. 

I wanna say that it was just a strange or unfamiliar part of town.  My town to be more precise because I had a feeling of familiarity but also being lost  and absolutely terrified.

Gavin kept running away and I couldn’t find him for a really long time. 

No one was helping me find him because it was like they couldn’t see me.  Periodically, I would find Gavin now he was a homeless person, living in a box, alongside a dark alley.

He wouldn’t listen and wouldn’t come with me, so I could try to bring him home. 

Weirdly enough, I had my phone and tablet on me but I couldn’t call someone for help because every time I tried to dial the number, my fingers wouldn’t work. 

This went on and on for what seemed like days,  with little or no progress.

I remember people attempting to shot at him but he still would come with me. 

That’s all I remember.  I guess I remembered more than I originally thought.  Having said that, I have no idea how it ended or if it ended because the next thing I remember was Emmett running I to our room and me waking up in cold sweat.

Assigning meaning to this dream or rather, nightmare, hasn’t really happened because it was really confusing. 

That said, I feel like it’s maybe my way of processing how we’ve sorta lost Gavin once again to mental illness. 

I keep desperately trying to reach him and pull him through but it’s never a fruitful effort and he never really comes home.  I also felt like this was almost a premonition of what his future holds for him and that scares the shit out of me. 

Regardless, it’s set the tone for me day and I’m not in a good place right now..

I would love any and all input you may have on this dream and what you think it may mean…. I really appreciate it. 

This site is managed almost exclusively from my Samsung Galaxy Note 3. Please forgive any typos as auto-correct HATES me. 😉

Update: If you like this post, check out these as well. Click —–> Here <—– for my Top Posts.

Visit the My Autism Help Forums

To reach me via email, please Contact Me

Take a second and answer today’s Autism Parenting poll

(Poll) Has your special needs child been bullied?

Facebook Profile photo

About Rob Gorski

Father to 3 with Autism and husband to my best friend. Oh...and creator fo this blog. :-)


Leave a Reply (Login to the site or comment as a guest)

Please Login to comment
2 Comment threads
1 Thread replies
Most reacted comment
Hottest comment thread
3 Comment authors
Raynette JonesLost and TiredAutism Mom Recent comment authors

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.

newest oldest most voted
Notify of
Autism Mom
Autism Mom

I have dreams like this all the time (only usually it is an empty house not a town for me). I think it is my brain’s way of managing my feelings of not knowing what to do or what to expect next. Dreaming of being in a strange place could represent how Gavin’s needs can feel like they are ever changing and you don’t know what is around the next corner – there is no map or plan to guide you. Gavin not listening, running away and ending up in a negative circumstance could be that sometimes it feels like… Read more »

Lost and Tired

Thank you. I appreciate it….

Raynette Jones
Raynette Jones

i cant interpet dreams but i have what i call “anxiety nightmares” which sounds like what this is. An example of one of my anxiety dreams is to be at a gas pump pumping gas till my tank is full and then realizing i had no money or card to pay with. it goes on and on with me trying to figure out what to do. what is strange is that you cant pump gas without paying first or having to insert a card saying you are good to go. my clonipin helps most of the time. except the other… Read more »