Good news: dad's doing pretty well. No more worries there. :)
Rat allergy update
Also doing pretty well! :) AND I'm no longer worried about having to give them up. Whew!
Here's what I'm doing:
*The rat cage is no longer in my bedroom
*I will bathe the rats regularly
*Saline nasal spray
*I will clean the cage frequently
*I no longer allow the rats on my bed
I'm not sure I would say that the allergies are 100% gone, but they're not bothering me much.