Yesterday we took a trip to Long Island. Not because that's the ultimate destination but because Lily told us of an allergist (he accepts insurance!) there who provides an alternative to allergy shots in the form of a nasal spray. We were curious city mice headed for Long Island country!
The total of twenty pricks into the arms and the enormous reaction to the grass, trees, cats and dogs wasn't precise enough to figure out Jonah's specific allergies so...
we moved on to the harder stuff...little did the poor guy know what was in store...
Note: brave Jonah casually reads Duncan's manuscript of his new book (watch out Amazon rankings!) while getting injected...
At first it didn't look so bad:
But then he started reacting:
So a second round was necessary:
And oh dear, the second round of shots was also reacting so a third round in the other arm was needed:
After getting measured for the third arm he finally wasn't reactive anymore so the nasal spray could be custom mixed for this allergic guy!
This morning - and he's still swollen:
All for this:
And because it's preservative free it needs to travel with ice packs - like a fresh kidney:
Will it work??!!
In the meantime while Jonah snorts the nasal spray every night and we book extra seats on flights when we travel for the cooler with the nasal spray on ice, we've filled our apt with carpets filled with mold, bedding ripe with mites and a farms worth of animals...we'll see!