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Posted on: Tue, 01/13/2004 - 2:28am
leers's picture
Joined: 07/09/2001 - 09:00

I have one at school and one in my purse. In the summer when we do alot of camping I ususally have another one because I am unfamiliar with the area we may be camping in. That makes 2-3 epi-pens....

Posted on: Tue, 01/13/2004 - 3:20am
solarflare's picture
Joined: 02/07/2002 - 09:00

2 in my purse
2 at school
2 more at home
1 at the IL's house
and one more that is floating around the house somewhere.
Cheryl, mom to Jason (6 PA/TnA/other FAs and EAs),Joey (4 NKA) and Allison (1 suspected milk allergy)

Posted on: Tue, 01/13/2004 - 3:54am
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Wow, I'm really feeling like I need more. I know that either the one in my purse or the one in Jesse's Epi-belt (I think I changed them) expires in May month and the one at the school expires in May month.
I can only get one Epi-pen per month with the drug coverage I have (Trillium Drug Plan through Ministry of Health, Ontario).
So, last night, after I raised this question, I thought, okay, I need TWO new Epi-pens for May month, but that means I have to get one in March and one in April for them to be covered.
Yes, I'm pretty sure it's the one in my purse that expires in May month. I switched it with the one in Jesse's Epi-belt.
Then, if I wanted to get one for his Father, well, I could go anytime and get that.
Once upon a time we only had one. Jesse almost died. [img]http://uumor.pair.com/nutalle2/peanutallergy/frown.gif[/img]
I know when he starts to go out without me, he'll need a second one.
I have to call our local ambulance and see if they carry ephinephrine. Can you believe I've never even done that? Sometimes I wonder how my child has survived. [img]http://uumor.pair.com/nutalle2/peanutallergy/frown.gif[/img]
Best wishes! [img]http://uumor.pair.com/nutalle2/peanutallergy/smile.gif[/img]

Posted on: Tue, 01/13/2004 - 7:57am
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Joined: 02/24/2002 - 09:00

Quote:Originally posted by pgrubbs:
[b]We have 6 - 2 at preschool, 2 in the emergency bag, and 2 in medicine cabinet. Too many?[/b]
I don't think so. We would do an extra set if ds was in pre-shool. Less worry about transport that way.

Posted on: Tue, 01/13/2004 - 12:25pm
KarenH's picture
Joined: 09/21/2002 - 09:00

Hmmmm I think 2 would be a better thing for me instead of only 1. I'm getting a new prescription this week so I think I'll check that out.

Posted on: Tue, 01/13/2004 - 2:01pm
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Karen H., I think it would be better if you had two, IMHO. Just remembering what I posted about Jesse when we only had one (he almost died [img]http://uumor.pair.com/nutalle2/peanutallergy/frown.gif[/img] ). Have you seen the thread under Main Discussion by leers about the Epi-pen Crisis? It's Canadian specific. You may have to wait a couple of weeks to get your 'script filled.
Does your DH know how to use one?
Also, does anyone think I should have more than 3, considering that one is at the school all the time so really I only have two all the time with Jess and I?
Best wishes! [img]http://uumor.pair.com/nutalle2/peanutallergy/smile.gif[/img]

Posted on: Wed, 01/14/2004 - 11:55am
KarenH's picture
Joined: 09/21/2002 - 09:00

Yes DH knows how to use one, although I think he's in a bit of denial at this point...and I think it would take a full blown reaction for him to really "get it".
Good thing nobody in our house eats pb and I do all the shopping so it's peanut free LOLOL.

Posted on: Wed, 01/14/2004 - 12:10pm
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Joined: 05/28/2009 - 16:42

We have 6 epi

Posted on: Thu, 01/15/2004 - 2:32am
SpudBerry's picture
Joined: 07/23/2002 - 09:00

2 in the Boys' bathroom closet
1 in my medicine cabinet
1 in the carrier that hangs on the key rack at the door until we leave the house
1 in my purse
1 in the car
Mom to 4 year old twins Ben & Mike - one PA & the other not.
Stay Informed And Peanut Free!

Posted on: Thu, 01/15/2004 - 12:33pm
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Joined: 05/11/2004 - 09:00

Three. One at school. One on him. One at home that goes with him as a second if he is going to be eating anywhere other than at school or home.


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