Teen shares inhaler, gets in trouble

Posted on: Sun, 10/12/2003 - 8:34am
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This story is about asthma medication, but can easily be transferred to the Epi-Pen. This teen shared prescribed medication (even though it was known both kids were taking the exact same med) and is now in trouble with the law.

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A teenager was disciplined for sharing medication used to treat asthma, but he said it saved his girlfriend's life, News2Houston reported Wednesday.

Andra Ferguson and her boyfriend, Brandon Kivi, both 15, use the same type of asthma medicine, Albuterol Inhalation Aerosol.

Ferguson said she forgot to bring her medication to their school, Caney Creek High School, on Sept. 24. When she had trouble breathing, she went to the nurse's office.

Out of concern, Kivi let her use his inhaler.

"I was trying to save her life. I didn't want her to die on me right there because the nurse's office (doesn't) have breathing machines," Kivi said.

"It made a big difference. It did save my life. It was a Good Samaritan act," Ferguson said.

Posted on: Tue, 10/14/2003 - 12:42am
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When our school staff receives their annual training re: allergies, they're told that if the individual's epipen isn't handy, just grab another's.

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