I have asthma. I've had it my entire life, and have learned to live with it. But lately, its been much worse. So, about a month ago, my regular doctor sent me to a specialist to get my breathing under control. This new Dr's first item of busisness was to figure out what was causing my asthma to be so bad, and she sent me for a battery of tests. The results were in today, and she had me back at her office to go over the results. She was amazed to find that I was allergic to every single thing she tested me for - in fact, she told me I was among the worst she'd ever tested. And the thing I am the most allergic to: cats. In fact, anything over 17.51 kU/L is considered a very high allergic reaction, and I tested 66.0 for cat dander. Off the charts.
It goes without saying that my poor kitty needs to find a new home. I've always known I was a little allergic to her, but I never realized it was this bad. Ben rescued her from the humane society when we were newlyweds, so she's been with us for almost 7 years. She's a great cat, and I'll be sad to see her go. But of course my health is more important.
So - if anyone is interested - here's a free cat to a good home.
And just as an item of interest, the thing I was second most allergic to was dog dander. Guess there was a reason I needed to get rid of Burton.