The Lydster, Part 126: Allergies

Cats, and in particular, Midnight and Stormy, The Daughter LOVES.

looks like a young Stormy
looks like a young Stormy
The Daughter went to the allergist in early August to get a skin test. She tested positive for dust mites, plus pollens in grass, ash, birch, beech, maple, oak and poplar. These were previously known.

The new wrinkle: she’s now allergic to cats.

As noted, we got two cats last year. Before acquiring them, we had her tested for allergies for dogs and cats. No allergies to either a couple years ago, and no allergy to dogs presently.

She finds this turn of events totally unfair. She doesn’t much like dogs, due to a couple childhood traumas with less-than-friendly canines. Cats, and in particular, Midnight and Stormy, she LOVES. When she wrote sentences for her vocabulary homework last year, more often than not, one cat was the star.

As a result of this development, she’ll be on a regimen of shots. She’s SO looking forward to that. Upon hearing the news, she said it was the worst week ever!

Author: Roger

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5 thoughts on “The Lydster, Part 126: Allergies”

  1. Ugh. But yeah, my understanding is, for some things, with repeated exposures, allergies can develop.

    I seem to be VERY prone to random allergies and I worry that there may come a day when I have to effectively live in a sterile bubble and live on rice and lamb (allegedly the two least allergenic foods).

    I hope the shots help her. I can’t get them any more due to a medication I’m on but they certainly seemed to help when I got them.

  2. My grandson had a lot of allergies also against cats. So when he was here he had to take a pill (don’t remember what) and it went perfectly. Now this allergy has disappeared and the others too, except one : allergy against nuts ! My neighbor’s daughter too has cat allergy and lives with two cats. I think she would rather die then being separated from her cats. She simply also takes medication.

  3. Allergies are so strange. Our youngest grew up with cats but when she moved away to college, she developed an allergy to them when she came home! As long as she doesn’t touch her eyes, she’s fine.

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