We have been having an ever increasing problem with Gavin wetting the bed at night. To be honest, he wets himself during the day as well.
The problem is that he has very little sense of personal hygiene.
This means that unless we become aware of the accident, he will simply continue wearing the same clothes or sleeping on the same bed sheets.
Last night, Elliott and Gavin had a sleep over in Gavin’s room.
Elliott camped out on the crib mattress. However, Gavin tried to make Elliott more comfortable by covering the mattress with some of his blankets.
When I checked on Elliott before bed, I was hit in the face by the smell. When I walked over to Elliott, he had one of Gavin’s blankets wrapped around his face. The other blanket was wrapped around his body.
When I pulled the blanket away from his face and neck, the smell was overwhelming. Gavin had given Elliott blankets that were covered in dry urine, his dry urine.
I immediately removed Elliott from the room and cleaned him up. Elliott never seemed to notice the smell.
I’m not sure how to proceed here. I keep the boys off of Gavin’s bed and away from his stuffed animals for this very same reason.
I haven’t explained to Elliott why he can’t do these things so that Gavin isn’t embarrassed. However, I’m not sure that is possible to do anymore.
I think I need to explain to Elliott exactly why I have these rules in place so that he understands. With Elliott’s dislike of germs, I think it might be a bit overwhelming for him.
We are sure what is causing these problems with Gavin but suspect it has something to do with the neurological issues he is struggling with.
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