The weather is changing. For the last two days, it has been extremely windy here in the Sacramento Valley and not the kind of wind that brings in a wonderful rain storm to wash all the nasty out of the air.
This is a dry, hot, dirty wind that kicks up all the dust, dirt and other particulates and gusts it right into your nose and eyeballs. It's a gritty mess.
Ever since we went to the farm, Lucy and I have been miserable.
Sneezy, stuffy, and snotty.
I know, from many years of allergy experience, that I will fully recover as soon as the weather finishes changing, and the high winds cease, but I worry about Lucy.
In most cases, whenever she has a runny nose, whether it's a 'bad bug' she's fighting off or just seasonal allergies, it always manages to drip down (postnasal drip) into her lungs giving her a yucky, loose cough. It's the cough and excess mucus in the lungs that worry me.
As of today, I decided to increase her vesting time, and do an extra Xopenex nebulizer during the day to help keep her airways open during this high allergy time.
Lucy had zero complaints about this, and was adamant about watching Mickey Mouse Club House while she did her treatments. Yes, Lucy actually enjoys sitting in her shaky vest for 30 to 40 minutes at a time!
I am a very proud, sneezy Mom!