We met with Dr. Pattie tonight, for Tuesday night family therapy. I’m trying to help you out by specifically mentioning Tuesday because if you’re anything like me, after the holiday weekend, you don’t even know what day it is.
The main topic tonight was Gavin.
Even if we had other things to talk about tonight, which we did, it wouldn’t matter because Gavin mission debriefed the shit out of us.
Gavin wanted to catch Dr. Pattie up on all she’s missed over the passed week or so and it took him at least 30 minutes for that download to complete. It’s been hours now and I don’t think any one of us has been able to process even a tiny bit of what we heard.
Frankly, I don’t even know where to start because he was all over the place.
What he told us tonight ranged from essentially describing himself as a god, all the way to things like having to slice his hand open and use his blood to cure Sunset Shimmer of radiation poisoning from the moon Canon Lunas. It was something along those lines but I’ll be honest, I had a hard time following what he was saying, as did everyone else.
After he finished up and went back to playing, the three of us just sorta stared at each other, trying to figure out what the fuck just happened.
When I mentioned about Gavin essentially describing himself as a god, he didn’t use those words. He claims to see all and know all that goes on in his world. To me, that sounds godlike.
Anyway, the topic soon became whether or not we felt we had reached a point where his meds need to be adjusted.
Collectively, we all agree that he has crossed that line and something needs to be done to help him find his way back. That being said, this isn’t without serious risk but frankly, allowing this to continue or even progress, carries its own set of risks as well.
Here’s the reality of the situation.
Gavin’s spending less and less time engaging with us and spending more and more time alone, in his room. Saying that he’s experiencing delusions of grandeur, would quite honestly be underselling things by a mile.
The concern is that we have to think about his safety, the safety of everyone around him, his quality of life and the direction in which these hallucinations are heading in.