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Adriana's Mommy August 23rd, 2011 01:30 PM

Epi-Pens
 
For those with Epi-pens, what age did they prescribe one for you LO?



I'm just wondering because my son has not been prescribed one yet.. I'm guessing it's because he is so tiny. He's maybe 22 lbs @23 months.. I've been told to keep benadryl on hand but that's about it..

mom2nate August 23rd, 2011 04:56 PM

Re: Epi-Pens
 
My son got his first script for one at 2 1/2 but he has always been on the 90% for weight. He's 5 weeks shy of being 5, weighs 46 pounds and has an epi jr, which is the same as he's always had...but again his weight has always been on the high end

blessedmom080911 August 23rd, 2011 06:13 PM

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We got the epi jr when DD was 10 months old.

Adriana's Mommy August 24th, 2011 07:14 AM

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Thanks ladies for your response..

My A.J was high on the weight scale as a newborn until he got sick with allergies. He went from the 75th percentile to the 5th.. Luckily my son has never had any anaplatic problems with allergies.. Most are related to eczema on his skin and asthma (which is like eczema in the lungs).. I'll look at it as a good thing he does not need that at least.. :)

mom2nate August 24th, 2011 11:39 AM

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Yes it's a good thing...Nathan ate 1 cashew and one bite from another one and his throat closed within 10 minutes. No outward symptoms or signs...it was awful...the epi saved him but that experience was awful. He had a knot and bruise on his thigh for 2 weeks+ afterwards.

Adriana's Mommy August 25th, 2011 11:39 PM

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Wow.. How scary.. :(

Ally-Mac August 26th, 2011 06:46 AM

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My DD was just prescribed epi-pen jr. She was 1 in July (we had her allergist appt 2nd week of August). So she is just 13 months and only weighs about 19lbs.

i3ai3ydanny August 26th, 2011 09:11 PM

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Danny got his in December or January. He was around 30 pounds. I think it is a judgment call for the doctors. If the benefits outweigh the risks they will still give it. If a 19 pound child could have to stay overnight for a racing heart rate and possible other complications from the Epi that is better than having a 19 pound child that is purple becuase her throat closed from a reaction 15 minutes ago... KWIM? Life-threatening reactions to meds are acceptable when they are treating more life-threatening problems...

Tiki September 4th, 2011 01:31 PM

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We were prescribed on at 8 months because of his severe reaction to eggs, Orion is about 22 lbs or so. With him the benefits are far more then the risks.

HS&Fsmom September 13th, 2011 03:19 PM

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Hi Melissa! :) Hugo got his Epi-pen at 13 mos. and he was about 22 lbs.

MommyMelissa September 27th, 2011 12:11 PM

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My youngest daughter, Bella, was just prescribed one yesterday. She is 8 1/2 months. She is allergic to eggs and milk.

purplepieguy October 7th, 2011 08:14 AM

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My youngest, Shannon, was prescribed one at about 18 months. She was less than 20 lbs.

momma2princesses February 21st, 2012 08:35 AM

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Suzannah was prescribed her epi-pens at 5 months after a horrible reaction to eggs. She has really really sensitive allergies (all are anaphylactic) and has had the epi-pen 5 times in her short little life. Worst experiences of my life.

TreeTog July 4th, 2012 06:29 PM

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Liam got his epi-pen jr. at 15 months and Ryan got his epi-pen jr. at 4.5yo.

Leslie

laurhob July 6th, 2012 11:18 PM

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My son was just recently prescribed an EpiPen Jr. for his peanut allergy- he is 22 months old and 26 lbs.


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