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Posted on: Fri, 01/16/2004 - 4:17am
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Kate B., that's the same amount I have and basically in the same places as we have them. Do you feel after reading this thread that you need more?
Best wishes! [img]http://uumor.pair.com/nutalle2/peanutallergy/smile.gif[/img]

Posted on: Fri, 01/16/2004 - 6:14am
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Joined: 05/11/2004 - 09:00

Alternative to Mainstream,
I think that the three we have is enough, with two being available at all times when he is eating. In the summer we bring his school epipen home and he has three available for longer trips, when he may be farther away from a hospital. This is his last year of high school, so won't need a school epipen, but he will continue to have three, I think, for those longer trips.

Posted on: Fri, 01/16/2004 - 8:59am
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Joined: 03/14/2003 - 09:00

Cindy, I think that if you really feel concerned now that you may need another Epi, then you should get one more. Ive learned to pay attention to those nagging feelings. And the worst(actually best) thing that could happen is that you dont use it.
However, if you feel this sense that you need another one and dont get it, and you end up needing it, imagine how you will feel.
I am in NO way telling you I think you need another one, and you would know better than I do since Ive never even used one! Just saying if it makes you feel more comfortable than go for it.

Posted on: Fri, 01/16/2004 - 1:32pm
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Kate B., thank-you. [img]http://uumor.pair.com/nutalle2/peanutallergy/smile.gif[/img]
momma2boys, I have always felt okay about the number of Epi-pens that we have. Jesse's Father usually has one as well and I do have to get one for him to carry, but I don't have to worry about that right now. So, say, previous to November month, we had four Epi-pens. Maybe that's it. We've had four since Jesse started school and I'm still feeling that we *should* have four even though one was in Jesse's Father's knapsack for when he was with Jesse (so we wouldn't have to swap the one in my purse) and it's part of getting used to different family dynamics. Just recognized that now.
Four has been our *norm* for a family of four. We are now a family of three right now, with the recognition that certainly his Father does need to have one whenever (who knows? [img]http://uumor.pair.com/nutalle2/peanutallergy/frown.gif[/img] ).
Then, when I read how many people in this thread had, I thought man, am I ever under-stocked.
I know that Jesse will need a second one when he's going out not with me, but even then, I could give him my Epi-pen like I always do when he goes to a birthday party or something.
I appreciate your post about the nagging feeling (gut instinct) because I feel mine is always right on. It made me explore why I was feeling the way I was. At first I thought it was simply because everyone else, except Kate B. had a lot more than I did, but then I recognized that it was the family dynamic thing, probably something I didn't want to recognize.
Many thanks. [img]http://uumor.pair.com/nutalle2/peanutallergy/smile.gif[/img]
Best wishes! [img]http://uumor.pair.com/nutalle2/peanutallergy/smile.gif[/img]

Posted on: Sat, 01/17/2004 - 6:20am
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Joined: 02/12/2003 - 09:00

I have 2 one in my purse and one in the medicine cabinet. On Mondays when Matthew has preschool I put it in a perfect pocket in his backpack and that goes on a shelf alone, We live about 20 min. from the hospital (preschool is just down the street from our house) and the ambulance bay is about 5km from our house and across the street from Matthews school. Next year he starts JKindergarten so I'll have to get 2 more.

Posted on: Sat, 01/17/2004 - 8:55am
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Joined: 04/08/2003 - 09:00

4 with me at all times with the beni (the kids are always with me) We are about 20-25 minutes from a hospital and I always worry that maybe the EMS wont have jr epi's even though I have checked and they do carry them.
4 in different areas of the house
2 at my husband's office in case I ever forget them and I am in town I can just zip to his office and pick them up.

Posted on: Sun, 01/18/2004 - 3:51am
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Joined: 03/10/2002 - 09:00

We have 6. 2 downstairs, 1 upstairs & 3 in Jamie's bag that goes everywhere with her. I feel safer having back ups. Also, Jamie's doctor wrote the prescription for a 2-pack. We get 2 epi jrs. & a trainer with each prescription so it saves us money. Our doctor told us to have at least 2 on hand at all times. She said she would give us prescriptions for as many as we feel we need.
Lea (mom to Jamie - 3 yrs. - PA & TNA)

Posted on: Sat, 11/18/2006 - 1:26pm
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Posted on: Sun, 11/19/2006 - 1:47am
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Joined: 03/25/2004 - 09:00

6 for me:
1 at school
1 that i have on me at school
1 in car
1 in kitchen
1 in my bag that i take everywhere i go out
1 in dads rucksack.

Posted on: Sun, 11/19/2006 - 1:48am
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Joined: 03/25/2004 - 09:00

I normally take between 1 and 3 if i go somewhere


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