I have Bronchiectasis which has recently worsened, but for over twenty years I have suffered continual cold and bug like symptoms which despite numerous tests, remained undiagnosed. By chance I did an online allergy test. I was asked to include pet hair which I did reluctantly as I have lived with cats most of my life and thought there was not a problem.
Unfortunately, the result of the test was that I was allergic to the pet hair. I have three cats, two are elderly but the other was a stray I brought into my home in February and the vet thinks he is about five. I am now in an awful situation. If I needed further proof, last week I stayed in a cat-free environment and my symptoms improved enormously. Are there any Bronchiectasis sufferers out there who have found themselves in this predicament? If so, any advice would be greatly appreciated. I could easily re-home the newcomer, he is a beautiful Birman and my cat sitter has already said she would take him like a shot, (this would be very painful for me of course) but the two old'uns who are 16 yrs could not possibly be subjected to rehoming at their advanced years. They came with my husband and I think he would prefer me to leave rather than his two beloved cats.