My son was just prescribed an Epi-Pen! Because he is allergic to mosquito bites! Wow! We are going to have a challenging summer to be sure, because we live in FL and are outside constantly! Buy stock in SC Johnson ladies, because we are about to be using Deep Woods Off! in record quantities over here.
My question is for Moms that already use Epi-Pens, any tips or tricks on how to remember to carry them around and how to store them when we are outdoors, like a day at the river in 90 degree heat? Or a day at the beach? We already have to carry around an inhaler for DS's asthma, so I think I can remember to take it around, but I don't necessarily keep the inhaler "cool" because you don't really have to.
Thank goodness that DS doesn't mind shots either, that was a blessing!
Answer by MMXI at 11:28 AM on May. 11, 2011
Answer by maxsmom11807 at 11:29 AM on May. 11, 2011
If you have insurance get more than one. When my dd was very young, I had 3. One at school, one in my purse and one in the kitchen. Now she is a teenager, she has one in her schoolbag and I have one in the kitchen which I grab and shove in my purse on the way out.
You have my sympathies momma. It's not going to be easy keeping away from mosquito's.
Tip: Always keep Benadryl at home and give it to him at the first sign of trouble, before the epipen and give it to him before he goes outside as a first line of defense.
Answer by beeky at 12:32 PM on May. 11, 2011
Answer by jmpj8107 at 1:30 PM on May. 12, 2011