Spring, while beautiful in temperatures, plays havoc with
This past week alone we have:
Sam sitting up and sleeping because she can’t breathe.
Dylan no longer allowed out in the yard because of the tree
next door being in full “bloom”. He
starts sneezing and can’t stop. You can
only imagine what happens around sneeze 5!
Little Jackson has watery eyes and the typical toddler snot
coming out so fast and furiously that his poor little face is chapped and his
nose cracking to the point of having bloody noses.
Then there’s me:
running nose, watery eyes, sneezing and my throat is scratchy from the
severe post-nasal drip. Plus-the
sneezing and coughing have had the added effect of blowing out my lower back,
neck and shoulder. Lovely. And oh, add the dark circles under my eyes
and I’m sure you have quite the “visual”.
HOLD ON! I’m not
Nope, poor Lucky is having a time with her “reverse”
sneezing. Poor Pepper is about the same
We’re all taking our choice of allergy medications-except
for Pepper. I stopped by the vet and
asked if I could let him share Dylan’s Benadryl. Yes.
One very big problem-Pepper in all his 12 years and 3 months has NEVER
let us give him any meds.
But I went to Wal-Mart (my home away from home) and got a
syringe. Steve swaddled him and then I
tried to feed it to him.
Should’ve seen the look on that cat’s face! “Really mom?
Do you think I’m going to let you feed me what’s in there?”
This not enough of our “Spring” for you? The other night Pepper’s nose dripped onto my
face. Of course that woke me up saying
“ewwwwwww”. Then the little guy sneezed
in my face about a half dozen times.
Not to be outdone by her brother, Lucky came out from the
bottom of the bed and started sneezing in my MOUTH.
Why is it kids never think to do these things to their
I know it doesn’t sound as if I enjoy this season-but it is
just the perfect temperature for sitting out and enjoying my morning cup of
coffee on the patio and having dinner outside as well.
As much as I hate the allergies, this is the perfect time to
enjoy Arizona. Temps’ ranging from the
mid-70’s to just fewer than 100. Breeze
is still delightful and lets us enjoy the outdoors.
The only thing the Nadel clan can do is take our bevy of antihistamines,
buy a bulk package of lotion-lined nose tissues, get a seasonal package of
cough lozenges and barrel through until we can stop sneezing and complain about
the “dry heat”.