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PostPosted: Thu Apr 28, 2011 1:58 am 
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http://www.cyclingnews.com/news/compton ... -bee-sting
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"Compton was stung by a bee and went into anaphylaxis immediately after the sting," said her husband Mark Legg to Cyclingnews.
"Fortunately a spectator had an Epi Pen which stabilized Katie until the paramedics arrived to administer more meds."


Very lucky a spectator was packing...this could have ended badly.

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PostPosted: Thu Apr 28, 2011 7:26 am 
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Wow, VERY lucky that a spectator happened to have an epipen!!!
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"(It was) another scary medical situation for Katie," said Legg. "Apparently her bee sting allergy has progressed worse than we expected."


It the article it mentions her bee sting allergy progressed more than they anticipated. :scratchy Ok, so if she had a bee sting allergy already we all know they can get worse at any time...so WEAR AN EPIPEN! Not just shouting this to Katie, shouting out to all those teens and adults out there who don't wear their epipen due to thinking their allergy isn't bad or are willling to take a chance. I don't know the specifics here but in general....if you have any chance of a known allergy WEAR your EPI!

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PostPosted: Thu Apr 28, 2011 3:12 pm 
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Or better yet - I wish her doc would tell her about venom immunotherapy.
Very effective in most patients.

From one of our articles:
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There is a bright spot: if you’re at risk of anaphylaxis, you may prove a suitable candidate for venom immunotherapy. If so, this is good news. These allergy shots can desensitize you to the allergen and reduce your risk, usually 20 to 60 per cent, down to 2 per cent, the same level as the general population. “Venom immunotherapy is 98 per cent effective,” says Vadas.


http://allergicliving.com/index.php/201 ... allergies/

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PostPosted: Thu Apr 28, 2011 4:18 pm 
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I think the reaction was so fast because her heart was beating fast due to the exertion and pumping blood quickly. They aways advise to keep the patient calm and still.

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PostPosted: Thu Apr 28, 2011 8:59 pm 
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Good point. Plus she's got asthma - probably susceptible to exercise-induced like many asthmatics.

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She also had to end a US Pro XCT race in Birmingham, Alabama a few years ago due to a severe asthma attack that led to hospitalization.

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PostPosted: Thu Apr 28, 2011 9:01 pm 
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Yes!!!!

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A few hours later a stabilized, and fully recovered Compton was thankful for her encounter with the unidentified “good Samaritan” and said she would start carrying an EpiPen, as would her husband and team managers.

“Some things you just can’t predict, but that doesn’t mean you can’t be prepared nonetheless,” she said.


http://velonews.competitor.com/2011/04/ ... ing_169216

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PostPosted: Thu Apr 28, 2011 9:10 pm 
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Just noticed Katie's Twitter posts:

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Huge thx to the guys who helped me on course today and especially the girl with the Epi pen, cant thank u enough!!! Feels good to be alive!


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yep, got stung and went into anaphylactic, pretty darn scary but much better now. Getting my own Epi today!

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PostPosted: Sat Apr 30, 2011 11:28 pm 
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They should send ne to the youngster who offered her EpiPen to Katie Compton!
viewtopic.php?f=35&t=6634

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PostPosted: Sun May 01, 2011 10:33 am 
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_Susan_ wrote:
They should send ne to the youngster who offered her EpiPen to Katie Compton!
viewtopic.php?f=35&t=6634

I must have missed something here, I thought the person who offered the EpiPen was unknown....although I would sure like to know who that was....they deserve to be recognized.

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PostPosted: Sun May 01, 2011 12:31 pm 
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Wow, I can't believe she didn't have an epi before! Glad she's going to get one now.

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PostPosted: Sun May 01, 2011 3:23 pm 
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In one of the articles I saw a comment from someone who said that "my girlfriend gave the epipen" (or similar stmt)

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