In looking at some posts I had written before I started the 31 day writing challenge, I found this one that is very important to me. In August my son was diagnosed with a tree nut allergy. While his allergy has not proven to be anaphylactic, it does require us to carry EpiPens and Benadryl everywhere we go.
Thinking back on the day we spent in the emergency department with our poor little guy covered in hives, and his very bored 6 year old sister, I came up with an emergency bag to keep with us at all times that not only holds medications but also some things to occupy time if we are stuck in an ED again.
If you have a child with allergies, take a look at what I like to call our Allergy Go Bags.
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