medical bracelets?

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Registered: 06-28-2007
medical bracelets?
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Fri, 06-13-2008 - 7:49pm
We've been talking about this on the seizure board. Just curious how many of you have medic alert type bracelets for your kids. Kristin will be going to preschool and riding the bus soon so its on my mind. kari
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Fri, 06-13-2008 - 7:55pm

Yep, Stevie has one... not that it does any good now that he has no hands (they are always in his big padded glove monstrosities). We got ours through medicalert.org, never had to use it though. We got it after he was brought home by the police department after escaping the house.

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VJ-Sig
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Registered: 03-27-2003
Sat, 06-14-2008 - 8:05am
Just was discussing this because my son has a peanut allergy.
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Sat, 06-14-2008 - 10:37am

I mentioned this on the seizure board, both of mine have them and have for about the past year or so.

I also got them when they were gaining more independence. It did help when Mike's bus got into an accident on the way to school but I had to remind them to look in advance (the school called me prior to paramedic arrival. Yes he was fine)

However, on the other hand, Cait was in a bit of an issue at home a few months ago and though she had it, it didn't help. the deputy never looked at it. She was learning to get on the bus herself about 20 minutes after I leave for work in the AM. (she is 14 and AS). She needed to use the bathroom and left ehr key in the door and the door open. The bus driver arrived and knowing her issues went to the house and yelled in. Cait didn't answer because it wasn't on her approved list. Eventually they called out the sheriff to find her and he did and they called me at work. He was upset because she wouldn't talk to him or move. I told him to check for the bracelet and she was autistic. He was fine after that.

I am considering also getting a sign for the front window of the house for emergency personnel but at the same tiem I don't want to announce I have kids with special needs when they are starting to learn to stay alone for short periods of time. Worry about them being targeted.

Disney08

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Sat, 06-14-2008 - 5:10pm
Veronica, this is off topic but I just had to comment on the fact that My Dear and I lived in North Pole 17 years ago.
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Sat, 06-14-2008 - 5:30pm

Heh, we were probably at Eielson at the same time, we were there from 1989 until 1994. We recently returned and DH is now a civilian working at the university in Fairbanks.

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Sat, 06-14-2008 - 5:40pm

Yes, we were there at the same time.

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Registered: 08-27-2007
Sat, 06-14-2008 - 6:29pm

We have the sport one around Bryn's wrist when we go out

              *Praying for my best friend, my Dad*


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Registered: 06-28-2007
Sun, 06-15-2008 - 5:48pm
They have a new system where we are you can sign up for for emergency personel. You register through ems and they have a datebase that they can easily access, sort of like medic alert so they know about your special kids before they arrive. I think I should register but will probably wait until Kristin's room is move downstairs. Kari



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Sun, 06-15-2008 - 5:56pm

Megan wears a medic alert bracelet. It says seizure disorder, and nonverbal, and her medic alert id#.


That's frustrating to hear of emergency personnel not noticing the bracelet. Renee - yea, I wouldn't put a sign outside either for fear of creeps targetting the kids.


When my sister lived in NP, Alaska, my bil was in the air force, and she worked at the university.