Situation handled with tears and screaming —Nik’s not ours— as we had to rip him from the embrace of peaceful slumber to put him into the shower. I know, I know; it broke my heart but it was necessary.
Because of Nik’s g-tube (which involves an actual hole in his abdominal wall), the risk of anything getting into his abdominal cavity is enough that, well, it’s just one we can’t take.
Nik voiced his opinion after the shower with a very loud raspberry and proceeded to play in his clean crib for forty-five minutes. The rest of the night was spent in peaceful slumber for all.
Nik is beginning to wake up; I can hear his sleeping singing through the monitor. The sun is shining and a bright new day awaits.