Bob brings two extra bags with him, his "normal" medicine bag, if "normal" is the correct word for a medicine bag for a 5 yr old child, this contains 3 inhalers and a spacer, 2 different antihistamines and and 2 different asthma tablets.
Secondly his emergency bag, this has to go with him everywhere, it is as much a part of him as shoes are for your child when they go out. Doesn't matter if he is going out for the day or up to the local shop with his mum, it goes with him. He has one at school for use during school hours, but his home one is carried to cover between home and school.
This bag is a proper recognised Medical bag from a company called yellowcross. They have a huge range of bags but my daughter chose one that makes into a back pack which makes it easy for a 5 year old to carry, leaves his hands free and it is very easy at a quick glance to see he has it with him.
|the Culzean Castle sticker doesn't come with it|
This bag conatins 2 epi-pens in case he goes into anaphylactic shock, a spacer and blue inhaler in case he has trouble breathing, prednisolone in case he comes into contact with something he shouldn't, antihistamine with a syringe for the same reason, and cream to dull down any reaction. Some or all of these may be required at different stages of a reaction.
This runs in the family, so not to abnormal for us, I carry antihistamine tablets, prednisolone and a blue inhaler every where I go. I keep mine in a small tupperware, I keep one in the glove compartment of the car, I have one in my work bag ( which stays in my locker) and I carry one dose of each tablet in my purse which goes in my uniform pocket and a blue inhaler as well.
In the medicine cupboard in the living room cupboard I have taped together the 3 medicines clearly labelled with large writing as to what they are so they are easy to see and identify for anybody if I need them, I haven't for over a year but you never know. Bob is quite pleased to know that last time I had a problem I needed an ambulance, so he knows its not just him.