Double E-Belt

Posted on: Thu, 02/09/2006 - 8:17am
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Just wondering if anyone out there has the double E-Belt (for their kids to wear at school). I LOVE how compact the single is, but I keep thinking what if my dd needs another dose within 5-15 minutes and the nurse is MIA/the teacher that day is a sub, etc, etc....Is the double really bulky (esp. for a very young child?).
Thanks!!

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Sara

Posted on: Thu, 02/09/2006 - 9:47am
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Shane is 12 and has the double belt. However, he only has one epi-pen in it. The other side has his fast-melts. I got it so we could have the option to put two in it. He is in the 7th grade. The school he goes to has a hospital run health center with medical supplies (including epinephrine). In addition, the cafeteria will not purchase any known peanut products and less than 1% of the kids bring their own lunch. So, at this point I feel comfortable with him having one epi. He preferred the single one, but lost the whole durn thing (with an epi). So, when I re-ordered I went ahead and got the double. Not much difference, but it is a bit bulkier (esp. for a small child).
Have a blessed day,
Bridget

Posted on: Thu, 02/09/2006 - 12:01pm
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My daughter carries one epipen and there are two spares kept in the office. I think it is good to have the first dose immediately available and then the staff will have time to run another one out to her from the office.
There is also Twinject which has two doses, but some schools will not administer the second dose because it uses the same needle as the first. Still, the second dose would be available for paramedics to use if necessary. Twinject will fit into the e-belt according to Zoni (the makers of e-belt.)
Cathy
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Mom to 6 1/2 yr old PA/TNA daughter and 3 yr old son who is allergic to eggs.

Posted on: Thu, 02/09/2006 - 12:36pm
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Has anyone ordered the Zoni ebelt from the US? (anyone from the US ordered it) Were there any problems? How long did it take?

Posted on: Fri, 02/10/2006 - 2:53pm
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My kid is 3 so this comes from someone who has not dealt with school kids -- but -- I have a friend whose child is allergic to beestings. He was stung in school and she was proud of herself for having really worked hard with the school to create an effective emergency action plan. There were two epipens on hand on the playground and the first one did not work. I assumed when she told me the story that it was a dud, but it could be he required a second dose. In any case, the 2nd Epi saved his life. Make sure, if you go with 2, that they are from different boxes or batches.

Posted on: Thu, 02/09/2006 - 9:47am
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Shane is 12 and has the double belt. However, he only has one epi-pen in it. The other side has his fast-melts. I got it so we could have the option to put two in it. He is in the 7th grade. The school he goes to has a hospital run health center with medical supplies (including epinephrine). In addition, the cafeteria will not purchase any known peanut products and less than 1% of the kids bring their own lunch. So, at this point I feel comfortable with him having one epi. He preferred the single one, but lost the whole durn thing (with an epi). So, when I re-ordered I went ahead and got the double. Not much difference, but it is a bit bulkier (esp. for a small child).
Have a blessed day,
Bridget

Posted on: Thu, 02/09/2006 - 12:01pm
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Joined: 03/15/2005 - 09:00

My daughter carries one epipen and there are two spares kept in the office. I think it is good to have the first dose immediately available and then the staff will have time to run another one out to her from the office.
There is also Twinject which has two doses, but some schools will not administer the second dose because it uses the same needle as the first. Still, the second dose would be available for paramedics to use if necessary. Twinject will fit into the e-belt according to Zoni (the makers of e-belt.)
Cathy
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Mom to 6 1/2 yr old PA/TNA daughter and 3 yr old son who is allergic to eggs.

Posted on: Thu, 02/09/2006 - 12:36pm
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Joined: 04/16/2005 - 09:00

Has anyone ordered the Zoni ebelt from the US? (anyone from the US ordered it) Were there any problems? How long did it take?

Posted on: Fri, 02/10/2006 - 2:53pm
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Joined: 12/11/2005 - 09:00

My kid is 3 so this comes from someone who has not dealt with school kids -- but -- I have a friend whose child is allergic to beestings. He was stung in school and she was proud of herself for having really worked hard with the school to create an effective emergency action plan. There were two epipens on hand on the playground and the first one did not work. I assumed when she told me the story that it was a dud, but it could be he required a second dose. In any case, the 2nd Epi saved his life. Make sure, if you go with 2, that they are from different boxes or batches.

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