Oh No! Elsa is Back! So, if you’ve been following my blog, you’ll know exactly what that means. Elsa is my oldest daughter’s (Megan) cat and is the reason Nat began allergy shots last year. Not getting into a great amount of detail, but let’s just say that Megan has moved back home and of course brought Elsa with her. Now, having said that, is there a way we can make this work and keep Nat’s pet dander allergy at bay?
It’s been a week and so far so good. Of course, Elsa is segregated to Megan’s bedroom upstairs. We’ve developed a routine that will hopefully work for a while and praying it works indefinitely. My husband and I are not at all opposed to having pets or even having them in the house. My husband’s first baby was a guinea pig.
His name was Lucky. Wasn’t he cute! Of course, he had to be adopted out due to the same reason we have segregated Elsa, Nat’s allergies. It was highly advised by her doctor’s that we maintain a pet free and dander free home. So that’s what we did.
Until a week ago.
We just couldn’t tell our daughter that she had to leave Elsa behind. We certainly know and understand how you can become attached to a pet and Elsa is her baby.
A routine needed to be devised that would work for everyone. So as of right now, we have confined Elsa to my daughter’s bedroom upstairs. Not to worry guys, it’s a huge bedroom. She has plenty of room to roam and purr. When Megan leaves the bedroom, she either changes clothes or put’s on a robe over her clothing that hangs just outside her door. This will help keep the dander at bay. Also, Nat has been banned from going upstairs. It may not be the best routine, but right now it’s all I’ve got to make this arrangement work.
We certainly did not anticipate that Elsa would be moving in with us on a permanent basis. With two 911 calls and having to administer Epi twice just from an Elsa visit, having her move in permanently was the furthest thing from our minds.
However, you do what you can when it comes to family and we are certainly going to give it our best shot.
If you would like to submit a review on this post, we are indeed open to your opinions or any advice you may wish to contribute to our situation. We hope that we have it maintained, but if we reach that hiccup, it would be great to have an alternate plan in place.