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My son is 5 months old....and around memorial day, it sounded like he was getting a cold or something. You know...that "sound" you hear in your chest when you are starting to come down with something??? I didn't really see anything else going on (fever, stuffy nose) so I waited it out to see what would happen. It was that Wednesday that I took Ashie to MSU and she died on Friday.

In that time, Trevor (my son) seemed to clear up so I figured it was just a minor thing he had going on and he was done with it.

We adopted two cats a little over a week ago. A few days after that, BAM! He starts again with the chesty sounds like he is getting sick again. But once more, there is no fever or stuffy nose...just that constant chesty sound (like when he cries or babbles, it is like his voice is different than normal because of this). I noticed, too, that his eyes looked a little pink/puffy yesterday, but I don't know if that was just a coincidence...if he was tired or rubbed them..or what. I am trying to keep a watch on that part.

But I am wondering if there is a potential cat allergy with him. I am not at all familiar with how allergies go since I've never had any to anything. Is this something he could develop out of nowhere at 5months or would this have started at birth?

I didn't clean any carpets or anything after Ashie was gone....that is another thing that is weird. If it were cats, wouldn't he have continued with the "symptoms" even though there was no cat in the house? Or can a cat in the house just make things flare up? I am clueless. Just trying to figure out what is going on! Maybe I had better not get attached to these two cats, after all, huh? UGH. I MISS ASHIE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Thanks for any insight!
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It sounds as if he has allergies to the kittys.I get all stuffy,hives,eyes get red and poofy, and then I have a hard time breathing.
I would talk to his Dr about it.
If you are determined to keep the kits, keep them in a seperate room from your son.Keep his room TOTALLY kitten/cat free.No wandering kittys in his room.Wash your hands before you touch him after touching the kittens.
Other than that, I am not sure what you can do.
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