Saturday, November 14, 2009

The kid can't catch a break.






Andrew is VERY allergic to Sadie. It started five minutes into the ride home from Connecticut. Nose running, coughing. It has progressed into red puffy eyes, very hoarse throat, more coughing and more nose running. Sadie is a sweet wonderful dog. We love her - Andrew loves her - but he can't live with her.

He is crying wishing a neighbor could adopt her so we can still see her. Allison, the dog's owner, is wonderful and wants him back tomorrow - so off to Connecticut Jim will go after church in Bryan's car as to not further contaminate the car Andrew rides in - I will have to Dyson and clean everything. The poor kid can hardly breathe - then he started sobbing - all he wants is this dog.
Unfair.




7 comments:

adozeneggs said...

That's just the worst story.
So sorry for Andrew, and your stress.
You should check out any Labradoodle rescues, those are suppose to be hypoallergenic.
Then there are those creepy hairless cats....
I'm allergic to all our pets, but not as bad as Andrew.
Sadie looks like she might be as sad as Andrew.
Sorry for your loss.

Anonymous said...

This just maked me want to cry. Being the dog-treat lady, I think every dog should have a boy. I'm going to do some googling to see what I can find out.

Bev B said...

How did I become anonymous? LOL

BevB said...

Found a good list at
http://www.dogbreedinfo.com/allergy.htm Laura's right: poodle mixes.
BUT they also say that allergies can be unique to the person so they should be exposed to the breed before committing. That might work for an adult but would be too much of an ordeal for Andrew. I'm at a loss...

Andrew's Mom said...

Thanks guys - we will look into other dog options - my wonderful neighbor took Sadie back today because Jim worked all night and I was sick. It was a really hard week - poor Andrew "I just want a dog".

Susan said...

Hey - it's Susan - have you thought about a service dog for Andrew? You might be able to see if that works out even better for him.
http://www.pawsforability.org/autismdogs.html

Ingrid said...

I'm sorry! I know it's rough. My babygirl asks and tries to barter all year long for a puppy. I feel bad but I have too much on my plate as it is and the care for the puppy would ultimately fall to me.

Hope you had a terrific Thanksgiving and thanks for visiting and commenting today!
~ingrid