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Posted on: Sat, 04/02/2011 - 1:26pm
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Thank you for the comments. I always made sure that the school and the school's nurse were both well aware of the allergy, and that the nurse had an Epipen Jr. in the event that it is needed.
My girls are young, at the ages of 9 and 7, so they do not carry a purse or cell phone. I am not really worried about them when they are at school, but there are times when they sleep over at a friends house, and I cannot be there every moment of everyday to watch over them.
What I was looking for was an idea, like a purse, but something more compact, that could hang from their body, or be attached their clothes. That way, they always have it with them. They both know what they are for, and how to use them. But they also forget to take them with them, even though they know how important they are.
I often try and remind them to take them, but as there are times when we are all in a rush to go somewhere or get things done... Well accidents happen, and we forget.
Specifically, I was looking to see if anyone know of a pouch or a belt with a pocket or some type other device or article that holds and transports an Epipen Jr. as well as, makes it easy, fun or both for kids to carry, so that they have it with them when they need it most.

Posted on: Tue, 04/12/2011 - 7:57am
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I have a medical bracelet and every time i look at my wrist I am reminded to take my epipen with me. Maybe that would work! :)

Posted on: Tue, 04/12/2011 - 9:09am
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There are epipen cases/carriers that can be worn like fanny packs or on a belt loop. My son wore one in grade school and beyond. I ordered a case ages ago from FAN (Food Allergy Network), I believe. We now have a case that carries a twin pack, as my son unfortunately requires two injections if he has a reaction.
When he was in 6th grade (2002) he was the first student in the school district authorized to carry medication (epipen). This was accomplished as the result of a 504 meeting. We were worried that the nurse's office was far across campus and he would need to use an epipen immediately if he had a reaction. I also would sneak in a couple of benadryl capsules in his carrier, at the risk of him being cited for carrying unauthorized drugs.

Posted on: Fri, 08/10/2007 - 7:26am
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Melody --
Hi & welcome.
Really quickly -- read all you can in the Schools section of this board. I will try to re-raise a couple of good starting points. Lots of great info there & you will begin to feel more empowered as you read & begin to figure it all out.
Bottom line, the LAW is on the PA child's side. PA is covered under the ADA (Americans with Disabilities Act) and so, therefore, the rights of the child with PA are to be protected.
I will head to Schools to re-raise a couple threads right now. [img]http://uumor.pair.com/nutalle2/peanutallergy/smile.gif[/img]
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~Eli[b]Z[/b]abeth,
Mother to 2:
DD age 5, NKA, treated as though PA/TNA
DS age 8, PA, possible TNA, Latex, legumes?
(PA diagnosed & ana reaction 1999)
Member here since 2000

Posted on: Tue, 07/24/2007 - 7:18am
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Hi,
My DD has a severe Peanut and T/Nut allergy. Like you, I was worried about my son, who was having mild reactions to pulses on weaning.
I had him refered to a specialist (I'm in the UK)when he was about 15 months who allergy tested him for nuts and pulses. He came up 'borderline' to nuts (whereas DD was most definitely allergic) and yes to some pulses.
The advice I got was to avoid nuts with him, but not to avoid 'may contains'.
He seems to be allergic and intolerant to a lot more foods than DD, but his reactions are not as severe as her.
So, in my experience, allergies are a very individual thing. Just becuase one child reacts in one way, doesn't mean the other one will.
If you are really worried, is it possible to have a test?

Posted on: Sun, 08/05/2007 - 10:08am
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Hi There,
I can totally understand your fear of new foods.. Heck I am still like that with DS.. He still has not had shellfish because I am afraid of a reaction. I only have one child but I have a friend that has 2 children one is allergic to everything and the other one isn't alllergic to anything! go figure. I would approch the new foods as if he is not allergic.. ( not peanuts of course) I would talk to the allergist and see what he thinks..
Therese

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