Oink.

It’s been a nasty year for allergies. I’ve been living off as much loratadine + pseudoephedrine as I can afford, not to mention the occasional dose from my albuterol inhaler. Not that it’s helped much. I’d even gone on a course of antibiotics after my doctor and I wondered why I wasn’t feeling better yet. But I was finally starting to feel like I had things in check. So I was caught off guard when my allergies went into overdrive yesterday morning, complete with a sniffly nose and its sore throat companion.

My kids were caught off guard, too. Last night at about 1am, I was summoned like so:

“Mommy? Moooooooooom!”

Not wanting to mess up a good thing with our new landlord, I hurried to Mary’s room.

“Yeah, baby?”
(tearfully) “Mom, I’m scared to be around you.”

Never mind the fact that she’d just called me to her room. “What ever for?”

“I think you’ve got … SWINE FLU.”
“Oh, Mary…” (stepping forward to comfort her)
“Mom! DON’T TOUCH ME! You can blow me a hug, but for goodness sake, don’t blow me kisses.”

Luckily, a blown hug was enough to get her to go back to bed. From there, she truly has avoided me all day. Maybe the CDC should have a special site for young hypochondriacs?

11 thoughts on “Oink.

  1. My allergies were out of control this year — I was doing pills, eye drops and nasal spray, all at once. Nothing worked — I was miserable. Then they put me on this six-day steroid treatment, and my allergies have been manageable ever since.

    Maybe you should check it out. I hope you feel better soon.

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  2. My allergies were out of control this year — I was doing pills, eye drops and nasal spray, all at once. Nothing worked — I was miserable. Then they put me on this six-day steroid treatment, and my allergies have been manageable ever since.

    Maybe you should check it out. I hope you feel better soon.

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  3. Oh and btw, I did do the steroid treatment after all, along with two sets of antibiotics, after I got a horrible case of bronchitis AGAIN. Worked wonders.

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  4. I’m not sure if you’re referring to seasonal allergies…my 11 yo daughter suffers from this, and we’ve tried something new, and it really worked this spring….a daily serving (1-2 Tbls) of “local honey”….you should start this a month or two before the season, so that your body can build up some immunity gradually (to the local pollens that are causing you misery)…my brother suggested this, since it has been working for him…no kidding, my daughter used no meds this spring–just an occasional netti pot…I called a local bee keeper, and he said he knows people who have been drug free for 20 years doing this!!! Hope this helps someone!

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    1. Hey now, there’s a great idea. I know lots of people sell honey around here. I would imagine raw local honey is all the better. We can get it right in the honeycomb even and I think it’s delicious. I will see if I can finds some and give it a go. Thanks Tammi!

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