Peg and anyone in California or earthquake territory?

Posted on: Thu, 03/04/2004 - 4:58am
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I was wondering if you guys put Epi Pens in your childrens earthquake kits for school?

My MFA ds is starting in September.

Posted on: Thu, 03/04/2004 - 5:51am
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Hi! My son started kindergarten this year. We didn't put epis in his earthquake kit because they are placed in a metal storage container on the outer edge of the school. We were afraid the heat extremes would be too much for the medication. Instead, my son has a fanny pack with an epi that goes wherever he goes, (speech, computer lab and fire drills, so far) as well as one marked and placed in the classroom, and another in the office. Hope this helps!
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Sally

Posted on: Thu, 03/04/2004 - 10:37am
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I did have an epi pen in his earthquake pack at school because they were kept in the school near an exit.
At one time lots of parents packaged their own kits and many had Peanut products so I figured he would maybe need an extra.
I also planned to walk over broken glass to get him if I needed to (LOL) after an EQ.
Peg

Posted on: Thu, 03/04/2004 - 2:37pm
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I don't store any in our earthquake container either because DS wears two in an e-belt at all times, and I was worried about the temp fluctuations in the storage container.

Posted on: Thu, 03/04/2004 - 4:06pm
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Our son is in Kindergarten. Either his aide or the teacher carries his Epi-pack at all times.
In addition, though, we also have a set of 2 Epi-pens in the emergency backpack that is by the door that the teacher grabs in an emergency (e.g. earthquake), so that he'd have additional supply.
This backpack is taken by the teacher in all emergencies (not just earthquake) - so it would cover other extreme situations (e.g. terrorism, school violence, etc.)
We decided [i]not[/i] to keep Epi's in the metal shed because of the exposure to temperature fluctuations, and the added flexibility gained by having it in the emergency backpack instead.

Posted on: Fri, 03/05/2004 - 4:32am
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Thanks guys [img]http://uumor.pair.com/nutalle2/peanutallergy/smile.gif[/img]
I think they keep the kits in the classroom at all times. I have to check with the school about the location and where his epi pens will be. That will be in our meeting this summer.
I would do what ever it took also.lol

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