I’ve been noticing some subtle changes in Gavin recently.
His room has become very disorganized, he’s having a harder time falling asleep, he’s talking to Sonic the Hedgehog, spending more time in that world, having delusions of grandure and is incessantly talking.
I was hoping it was just a weird time for him but I suspect he’s entered into a manic phase.
Mental health issues are so complicated and even when he’s properly medicated, he can still experience cycles.
Historically speaking, this is the time of year when he experiences these changes in his emotional stability.
Typically, this is something that just has to run its course.
Aside from him talking at you until your ears bleed, he’s harmless. During these times he seems really, really happy. That’s a good thing because I don’t want him to be miserable.
I have to keep a closer eye on him than usual and maintain a higher level of patience.
This could last awhile or it could just swing back around in short order.
These kinds of things are just some of the challenges that I face as his father. It should go without saying but I will anyway. When it comes to Gavin, the movie is worth the price of admission.
That’s true for all my kids….. ☺
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