- 5 years ago
- Wedding: August 2015
My fiance is horrible allergic to cats and I have two that I adopted before I met him. He doesn’t just have the drippy nose/sneezing kind of allergic, but the respiratory/danger of asthma attack kind of allergic. We are long distance (he’s in the marine corp and based on the opposite side of the country), so this isn’t a big issue most of the time. He’s home on leave for the holidays and I spent a month preparing for his arrival by deep cleaning & vacuuming and even taking one of my cats for a stay at my mother’s house while he’s home. He’s been okay for the most part, but a couple nights he had to leave and go stay at his parents house because he couldn’t breathe anymore 🙁 He’s on prescription allergy medication but it’s not working very well. The military doctor would not even consider giving him allergy shots until he tried these pills first. We tried an air purifier but it just made things worse.
Has anyone here dealt with severe cat allergies? Do the shots help with asthma induced allergies? He’s asked me what I would do once he’s out and living back at home (a year from now) and if the allergy medication doesn’t help him. I really don’t want to give up my cats, but it could be really dangerous for him if he had an asthma attack.
Please give me some rays of hope??