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Posted on: Sat, 05/15/2004 - 12:37am
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My son is 5 years old and weighs 42 lbs. He was just received a new prescription for EPIPEN JR.

Posted on: Sat, 05/15/2004 - 1:07am
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I think this has to do with different countries. Honestly. We were prescribed an Epi-pen (regular strength) when Jesse was quite young and it was a regular strength one we used the night that he almost died.
Between his diagnosis at 18 months and his first anaphylactic reaction at 2-1/2, we would have had an Epi-pen Jr.
I do know the night that he almost died, when the doctor came in the next morning to check on him to see if he could be released, he was going to write a 'script out for an Epi-pen Jr. and I asked him to please check the weights. I got a 'script for a regular Epi-pen again.
Just within the last year, at the walk-in clinic, we had a doctor prescribe an Epi-pen Jr. and even the pharmacist could not talk the doctor into changing the 'script to the regular Epi-pen. I was furious because based on Jesse's reaction history and what we have always had (or almost always), I wanted the regular strength Epi, not a Jr. one. But the doctor would not budge.
What I did was give it to DH to carry with him when he was with Jesse (knowing that Jesse has a regular strength one strapped on him when out with Dad). It was actually the Epi-pen Jr. that my DH self-injected.
When Jesse had his surgery in December month, and they did the translation of his weight from kgs. into pounds, it came back that he was 60 pounds. I was SO thrilled! I thought, man, you're finally gaining some weight.
Last month, when he had his asthma attack and we ended up at hospital, he was weighed again and the translation came back that he was 52 pounds. So, the translation I got in December month was wrong and my feelings that he had gained weight were totally negated as he has certainly not lost any weight.
I see Jess' Epi-belt right here. Let me see if I can finally look at the insert. No, no insert in the Epi-belt, just the actual Epi-pen.
I do know that when I spoke with the pharmacist about the doctor who prescribed the Epi-pen Jr. I asked him where the doctor had been trained. He's European and South African trained (I didn't ask it in a derogatory manner, I was curious as to why he would be so adamant about the Jr. rather than the regular one we always get).
It did bug me though because it was one of the four required Epi-pens for our household, and it was the first time since Jesse was 3-1/4 years old that he had been prescribed a Jr.
I do know, however, there is a difference between countries.
Best wishes! [img]http://uumor.pair.com/nutalle2/peanutallergy/smile.gif[/img]
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Posted on: Sat, 05/15/2004 - 2:44am
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Do you have an Epi-pen or Epi-pen Jr. for you
I have an Epipen
What country are you in? UK
How old r u
13
How much do you weigh?
7 3/4 stones
[This message has been edited by k9ruby (edited May 15, 2004).]

Posted on: Mon, 05/17/2004 - 3:06am
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