I hate you. (as in allergies, not YOU, as in Y-O-U ;) )
I know I’m not the only one dealing with these AWFUL allergies this time of year. They have been so terrible to us this year. I actually never had allergies until after Gabriella was born. Pregnancy induced allergies. (it’s real) I am SO thankful that I didn’t have to deal with these my whole life, but boy are they KICKING my butt now.
The only thing is, I’m not the only one. It would be fine if I was…I can deal. BUT, our little lady is suffering, BAD, from them.
You probably can’t tell now, except for the massive amounts of snot flowing from her nose ALL.OF.THE.TIME.
(not sure if you can see it, but there is lots snot on her face..she makes the best of it ;) )
This past weekend & early this week was ROUGH. It’s still pretty rough, but we are getting through it. I had to start taking Claratin every day for my allergies & also Flonase. (< LOVE that stuff. I never thought I’d be able to use a nasal spray, but it ROCKS & really helps.
I started taking everything on Monday & it’s a good thing I did. I actually had to call Craig to come home from work early on Monday afternoon because I was feeling so awful and could barely see out of my eyes. They were so blood shot & puffy. I literally just wanted to crawl into bed and go to sleep for the rest of the day at 1pm. Luckily he was able to get off a bit early to come help me.
On Monday I also took Gabriella to the doctor to make sure it was JUST allergies that were affecting her. I figured it was, but I wanted to double check. In fact it was, she has them pretty bad as well.
(two peas in a pod…or two allergy sufferers in a car ;) )
He prescribed some liquid Zyrtec for her & also some ointment for her eczema. It had flared up because of the hives that she had. (Also due to allergies.) He also said in the mean time it was ok to give her Zyrtec & Benadryl Allergy at night so that she could at least get some sleep.
So far now she will be on the Zyrtec daily, until the pollen dies down a bit. I’m just grateful it’s nothing more serious & something that we can control, or at least help control.
Her favorite thing is being outside, and I would hate to have to take that away from her.
Her latest ‘thing’ at the park is doing the monkey bars.
She hangs on for about 10 seconds before she lets go & Craig catches her. She thinks it’s the funniest thing ever & wants to do it over and over.
We just want her feeling better & not suffering from allergy issues. Maybe she will outgrow them one day- we can only hope.
We are both looking forward to the summer season when HOPEFULLY (*fingers crossed*) pollen won’t be as bad. For now we are just a household of allergy medication lovers. ;)
Happy Thursday! Enjoy your day- remember tomorrow is FRIDAY!! :D
Oh, and can’t wait to tell you about the FUN behavioral issues I’ve been having with little crazy one. OOOOOOO I never knew how hard raising a toddler is until recently. I just LOVE me some temper tantrums & attitude. NOT.