Should I be worried or proud?

Gavin and I were playing Minecraft tonight before he went to bed and this was the conversation we had about his latest mission today. This mission debriefing was a little concerning and a bit on the creepy side. Perhaps not listening to this with the kids in the room would be a better idea this time.

The context of this mission involved someone in Gavin’s world being murdered.… Read More



Heartbreak: A conversation with my schizophrenic child

Gavin suffers from a disorder known as Schizoaffective disorder. This is kind of a blend between bipolar disorder and schizophrenia. We see way more schizophrenic symptoms than we do bipolar anymore. Gavin has been in a state of psychosis for many months now and shows no signs of pulling out of it.

textgram-2The other night, Gavin and I were playing Minecraft together on the Xbox, as we do on most nights before he goes to bed.… Read More



Unfortunately, Gavin isn’t getting better and tonight’s appointment is proof of that

We met with Dr. Pattie tonight and one of the main topics was Gavin. He’s officially been back on 800mg per day of Clozapine for 48 hours. While we haven’t seen any improvements, we continue to see his side effects becoming more significant.  

Gavin had been waiting all day to tell the three of us about his latest missions. 

When it was time for him to share, he just unloaded on us.… Read More



Gavin’s missions have taken a dark turn today and I’m at a loss

Gavin sat Lizze and I down tonight to fill us in on some bad things that happened back at base today. 

I’m going to be really honest and admit that after a little while, I shutdown. I listened to him go on and on for 25 minutes before I just couldn’t take it anymore.  Self-preservation kicked in and I sorta went to my happy place.… Read More



Gavin gives an update on his latest mission 8/6/16 #schizoaffective

Just so we’re all on the same page.  Gavin suffers from a form of Schizophrenia called Schizoaffective Disorder.  He’s currently in the midst of a psychotic break and living with both audio and visual hallucinations.

Gavin likes to update me frequently on his missions and what’s going on in his world’s.


Gavin spends a great deal of time in what he calls worlds.There are many of them and he’s the ruler of them all.  … Read More



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