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Posted on: Tue, 08/15/2000 - 12:43am
CMHoff's picture
Joined: 11/19/1999 - 09:00

The idea of carrying a script or being able to show some type of info to get an Epipen from a pharmacy is a great idea. However, there is no assurance that the pharmacy will be stocked with Epipens. So it all goes back to doing what we can and hoping for the best.

Posted on: Wed, 08/16/2000 - 6:04am
fermin's picture
Joined: 07/07/2000 - 09:00

Are there any fathers who feel as strongly as many of us women? Most strings on these topics are from mothers, mom carries the epi-pen in her bag, etc, do the fathers carry them or do the mom's only want their child to go places with them? Any thoughts?

Posted on: Wed, 08/16/2000 - 9:32am
anonymous's picture
Joined: 05/28/2009 - 16:42

fermin - I'm sure it would depend on the father. If the dad isn't taking the allergy seriously, or is irresponsible, then I'm sure the mom would want to be in charge of the Epi. However, my husband is very concerned with our daughter's safety. He would do anything for her, as I'm sure all the fathers on this board would for their children. The idea of giving his daughter a needle in the leg gives him nightmares, but he would do it in a heartbeat. I have no qualms about sending our daughter out with him - he reads labels more thoroughly than I do!

Posted on: Thu, 08/17/2000 - 2:49am
kkickert's picture
Joined: 08/09/2000 - 09:00

OK - I'm still new at all of this, but I have couple of questions after reading this posting.
What is CF?
Do I get a medic alert bracelet for my 11month olf? If so, how when?
How do you find the balance? After seeing what a reaction looks like on your child is unbelievable...at this point, I think I would cancel the 2000 election if it meant that my child could be protected.
You all are wonderful, I'm not sure if I am more terrified after reading these postings or if I feel comfortable in knowing that I can ask a question and someone will have experienced it and know the answer. Thank you all!

Posted on: Thu, 08/17/2000 - 3:23am
momma2rac's picture
Joined: 03/03/2000 - 09:00

regarding dads carrying epi's. I carry one in my purse. There is another in his school bag that goes back and forth with him to school. Dad drops off I pick up. On the weekends the Epi goes into the diaper bag. My husband doesnt want to carry one with him all the time due to the heat. We live in TX.
As far as ordering the Medic Alert braclet, do a search on the main board for options. I personally bought the medic alert brand for my toddler. Other than him trying to bite it off on occasion it has worked for us.

Posted on: Thu, 08/17/2000 - 5:20am
Chris PeanutAllergy Com's picture
Joined: 04/25/2001 - 09:00

There are lots of us (dads) who take the allergy seriously, carry the Epi, read labels, etc.! I hear from many dads (and grandfathers, uncles etc..
Just thought you might want to know that many of us (men) follow these boards, and learn and do all we can to keep our loved ones as safe as possible.
Stay Safe,

Posted on: Sat, 08/19/2000 - 5:46pm
jrizos's picture
Joined: 05/30/2000 - 09:00

my husband will carry the epi-pen around and takes responsability for the kids. I do need to remind him to take it because he will forget it the allergies are still new to us. CF is cistic fibrosis. I is a disease that affects the connective tissues. People sick with this have problems breathing and digesting the fats in their food. My heart goes out to anyone suffering from this disease.


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