Gavin spent the night at his grandparents last night and will be gone for most of the day today. As terrible as it sounds, it’s a desperately needed break.
Every day is a struggle with Gavin and as he continues to regress, life becomes more challenging for him and us as well.
The behaviors we are dealing with each day are absolutely exhausting and while we don’t blame Gavin for any of it, that doesn’t lessen the impact said behaviors have. It’s an unpleasant truth but as he gets older, he becomes more challenging and his behaviors more difficult to manage.
These breaks are a necessity for long-term survival.