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 Post subject: epi-pen carry cases
PostPosted: Mon Oct 29, 2007 1:24 pm 
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Location: ottawa
anyone know if there are any stores in ottawa that sell epi-pen carry cases?


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PostPosted: Mon Oct 29, 2007 9:44 pm 
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I'm in Toronto and I have never seen epi-carriers in any stores. I've always had to order either on-line or on the phone.

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3 sons each with at least one of the following allergies: peniciilin, sulfa-based antibiotic, latex, insect bites/stings


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PostPosted: Mon Oct 29, 2007 10:38 pm 
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Location: Stittsville
Hi, if you are anywhere near Stittsville (west Ottawa). The consignment store "Here we Grow Again" carries some made of a kind of cloth (for example in a camouflage pattern).

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Stittsville, ON

son - born 1998, allergy to peanut, nuts, sesame, shellfish and kiwi; a bunch of allergies to plants, animals, etc. and asthma
daughter - born 2003, no known allergies


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PostPosted: Tue Oct 30, 2007 8:09 am 
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Location: Montreal, QC
You can order them online too.

I know they have some at

http://www.bluebearaware.com

http://www.anaphylaxis.org/content/livi ... ue.asp#one

which are both Canadian distributors.

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DH Ben - 31 - Allergic to nuts and peanuts, lots of environmental allergies.
DD Anne - 4 - Asthma. Allergic to dairy, eggs, mustard, kiwi, peanuts, wheat and barley... for now...
DS Francois - 1 - No allergies so far...


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PostPosted: Tue Oct 30, 2007 8:24 am 
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Location: ottawa
thanks for the info everyone. :)


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PostPosted: Tue Oct 30, 2007 4:01 pm 
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Pretty sure MedicAlert sells them online, too.

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PostPosted: Thu Nov 22, 2007 12:10 am 
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Location: Nova Scotia
I purchased some wonderful epipen carriers from Livalittle, and I believe they are located in Ottawa!
The carriers are just big enough to hold an epi, not too bulky. The company has a website but unfortunately the carriers aren't on the site yet: www.livalittle.ca
You can contact by email: info@livalittle.ca
Good luck!

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6-yr old son: anaphylactic to peanuts; asthma
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PostPosted: Thu Nov 22, 2007 9:32 am 
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Also, noticed the other day that Blue Bear Aware has added some cute Epi pouches (they hold 2) to their T-shirt line: http://www.bluebearaware.com/

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PostPosted: Thu Nov 22, 2007 8:40 pm 
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You can order the e-belt directly.

http://www.ebelt.ca/ There is e-mail, phone, or snail mail. It is the same belt that medic-alert sells.

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3 sons each with at least one of the following allergies: peniciilin, sulfa-based antibiotic, latex, insect bites/stings


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PostPosted: Thu Nov 22, 2007 10:03 pm 
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AM, Did you see the article AL published back in 2005 on Martha, the e-belt entrepreneur?

I really liked her from what I read. She seems like a spunky, smart woman who's kept a good sense of humour despite the fact that her three boys are all ana. to peanut.

She invented the e-belt after one of her sons kept leaving his auto-injector in his desk at school. Turned out that a kid had called him "pregnant" because his fanny pack made his shirt bulge. So mom invented the solution. And voila, a business.

Don't you just love people like her?

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PostPosted: Fri Nov 23, 2007 2:31 pm 
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Actually, that's where I got the web-site address from originally I think. From that article. I admire someone who can make such a positive out of such a negative. And it's a great product. My son outgrew his first one and it was still in good shape. I stuck it in a closet until I had an opportunity to meet with an on-line acquaintance who had a younger child. We met one day and I gave it to her -- she bought me a coffee. (Obviously, she reads my posts. :lol: )

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PostPosted: Sat Nov 24, 2007 2:49 am 
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Location: Vancouver, BC
I have developed an idea for a holder of auto-injectors that would be worn on the body. I need people to try out my idea and give me feedback. If anyone is interested, please private message me. I am especially interested in getting feedback from older children and teens, children who hate carrying the auto-injectors cos of teasing or other issues, men (cos they tend not to carry purses and stick their auto-injectors in them), and people who have found cost and/or lack of available products to be a barrier in being able to have access to an auto-injector at all times. In exchange for feedback and a picture of you wearing the holder, I will provide the holder at no charge.

I will custom make these holders according to you or your child's preferences, and they come in pink or pale green, as well as primary colors, beige, silver and black.


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PostPosted: Sat Nov 24, 2007 8:13 am 
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Wow, good luck Pamela Lee.
I'll spread the word.

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Daughter: asthma, allergies to egg, milk, peanuts, tree nuts, most legumes (not soy) & penicillin. Developing hayfever type allergies.
Husband: no allergies
Me: allergies to some tree that flowers in May
Cat: allergic to beef, pork and lamb


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PostPosted: Sat Nov 24, 2007 2:24 pm 
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Wait till you see Pam's craft ideas with duct tape in the next issue of AL.

She definitely has that "mother of invention" chip. Pam, you could keep a patent office busy, I swear.

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PostPosted: Sat Nov 24, 2007 3:29 pm 
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Please tell me the holder is NOT made out of duct tape. :lol:

(Seriously though -- never stick anything to your epi-pen as glue can weaken plastic. That's why you shouldn't put stickers on bike helmets or anything unless they actually came with it.)

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