I did my best.

Well, you can’t say I didn’t do the best I could…

Today, Yago, the last one standing without any maintenance medicine, may have joined the ranks of the rest of us.

I have never suffered from allergies, but as it turns out, I may have allergy-suffering offspring. I thought I had it all figured out. Studies have shown that children of families with 3 or more pets in the house are 30% less likely to have allergies. There’s probably a statistic out there about allergies and breast-feeding too.  We have 2 cats, 1 dog, and I breast-fed my boys 19 months and 26 months, respectively. (And Daryoosh, who went 26 months has allergies AND asthma to boot!). Yago had an appointment today and it looks like he either has allergies or acid reflux. We’re going to give him meds for both to give him relief (although apart from some coughing and a little morning nausea from the drainage, he really hasn’t felt too badly) and then start back on only one until we figure out which is his issue. My money’s on reflux since it’s hereditary. Anyone else want to join the pool?

All of that said, I am very fortunate to have two healthy boys. Yago’s first ear infection requiring antibiotics didn’t occur until he was close to four years old, so we really have been lucky on that front. Despite Daryoosh’s breathing issues, he’s a healthy two-year-old, eats well, and typically is in a good mood even when he’s feeling ill. He’s what the doctors call a “happy wheezer”. I bet that he’ll grow out of his asthma.  And if he doesn’t, we’ll continue as we are now, fighting the fight.

So nature, give us what you’ve got. We’re armed and ready for it.

(And while you’re at it, could you please send spring back to us?)




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