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Posted on: Sat, 06/17/2006 - 8:35am
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Wow. That is very scary. I am glad you are okay now.
Would you mind sharing details about what you think was behind your being "surprised" by cross-contamination? I think this is often helpful for us on the boards to think about in terms of avoiding similar situations (or at least asking questions that we otherwise wouldn't have thought about....)
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Posted on: Tue, 06/27/2006 - 2:53am
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I tried to get HB to wear a bracelet and he kept playing with it. He has one of those "dog tags" that you can get information printed on. The chain is getting too small so I need to get a bigger one. HB doesn't mind wearing it, he always shows it to people to let them know what is going on with him. He even showed it to his doctors, they thought it was a good idea, I couldn't even imagine how I would feel or what I would say if his doctor said something like that. I would probably be speechless and HB would probably asks him if he was "nuts"

Posted on: Fri, 07/28/2006 - 11:17am
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A little late to this thread I am.... I don't get onto the boards much these days. But one thing I can tell you with certainty is that the medic alert bracelet is one little piece of insurance against the unknown.
When we were in a car accident some years ago, I was in a total daze. The first thing the medical personnel did was ask Patricia if he could see her bracelet.
When we were at the ER, hospital, and any other number of circumstances that were not necessarily related to Patricia, there were several nurses or staff or doctors or other professionals that immediately spotted that bracelet and asked to see it.
Not only does the bracelet/emblem provide instant information about the nature of medical issue, it provides a phone number to Medic Alert and an ID number. With that, emergency responders who needed to know who Patricia was or what her medical history was could call and get information immediately... her name, her emergency contact information, her doctor's contact information, etc.
I can tell the paramedics all about Patricia and her allergy. But if I were not there or Patricia were unconscious, etc, the information would be there.

Posted on: Sat, 08/26/2006 - 2:13pm
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Wow, our Allergist told me get one for my son. He even wrote in on the school paperwork that my son would be wearing one.

Posted on: Sun, 08/27/2006 - 1:37pm
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mcmom,
where did you get your sons id braclet. I just ordered one for my 4 year old and he doesn't really like it. He picked out the bands which have neat things on them but I was wondering if there was something else to look at.
Thanks,
Mary

Posted on: Sun, 08/27/2006 - 3:14pm
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Ricky'sMom, my son just wears the basic silver bracelet from Medic Alert. He has been wearing it since he was about 4. He objected at first, but now he is so used to it (he's seven now!) that he doesn't even know it's there [img]http://uumor.pair.com/nutalle2/peanutallergy/smile.gif[/img]

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