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Inject Epi-pen - Hold to the count of 15 - Did You Know?
This was just brought to my attention by another PA parent and I'm hoping that by posting it other people that don't already know this will know it and not feel like BAD MOMMY, which I very much do right now.
Did you know that when you inject the Epi-pen that you are supposed to hold it to the count of 15?
I didn't. I'm not clear if it is written on the instruction sheet that comes with the Epi-pen. I will check and post later whether it is clearly explained with the instructions or not.
At any rate, I did NOT know this, and once again, feel like a complete idiot when it comes to dealing with PA. I am SO thankful to the PA parent who did tell me and am quite willing to share this despite the embarrassment, guilt, etc. that I am currently feeling.
So, if you don't know already, when you inject the Epi-pen, hold it to the count of 15.
Best wishes! [img]http://uumor.pair.com/nutalle2/peanutallergy/smile.gif[/img]
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