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Epipens and water parks - (Read 957 Times)
 
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Post Icon Posted: Nov 8th, 2007 at 06:59 pm

Ian was invited to a birthday party at a water park this Saturday. I'll be going with him, of course. There will be a birthday cake, but we'll bring our own safe cupcake for him, as usual. So here's my question: what to do about having the Epipens handy while we're enjoying the water park? We have an Epi-belt, but it isn't waterproof. I don't want to leave it lying around--we may wander far and wide throughout the park, and the whole point is to keep it within reach. Will pool water ruin the Epipens? I'm not sure that the plastic Epipen cases are water-tight.

Does anyone here have any experience with this sort of thing?

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Nancy
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Post Icon Posted: Nov 8th, 2007 at 07:07 pm

Two plastic Zip-Lock bags, one inside the other. That's all we ever did.
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Post Icon Posted: Nov 8th, 2007 at 07:07 pm

Oh, and welcome Iansmom! Just saw the first post counter.
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Post Icon Posted: Nov 8th, 2007 at 07:34 pm

Welcome!! I can't help with the water park. I just wanted to say Hi. I have an Ian too. He is 2 1/2 and currently attempting to ram his trike through the wall.
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Post Icon Posted: Nov 8th, 2007 at 08:02 pm

Someone posted a link to a fabulous holder they purchased at REI last summer.

I bought a thing from a scuba shop, but I don't like the way the epis fit in it.

I went to Schlitterbahn this last July and wore a fanny pack and put the scuba container inside it with epis and bendadryl strips. I eventually almost put it in our locker, as we really didn't come into contact with any food, and everything we touched was pretty well chlorinated. But I didn't. The fanny pack got pretty heavy, but it wasn't a big deal. The scuba pack was absolutely water tight.
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Post Icon Posted: Nov 9th, 2007 at 09:33 am

My son is a teenager so has bigger pockets but we sealed his in a Food Saver bag. I doubled sealed each side but cut a small slit to tear it open (I marked the slit with red permanent marker to make it easy to find quickly)
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Post Icon Posted: Nov 9th, 2007 at 10:29 am

The Epi Mates are water proof. Although salt water does leave a residue that makes them hard to open after the fact - but at for a pool it will be fine.
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Post Icon Posted: Nov 9th, 2007 at 12:50 pm

Hi,

I have used a bag like this to keep my meds dry near the water:

http://www.mec.ca/Products/product_detail.jsp?PRODUCT%3C%3Eprd_id=845524442619994&FOLDER%3C%3Efolder_id=2534374302700593&bmUID=1194633775039

Do you have a camping supply store in your area? Maybe there is something similar available.
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Post Icon Posted: Nov 9th, 2007 at 01:35 pm

Thanks for the ideas! I wish I had more lead time to deal with this, but it's 48 hours away, so I think I'll go with double ziploc bags in his epi-belt for now, and try to plan ahead for the future. I'll take a look at REI and the scuba shop here once I have a moment.

I'm so glad I found all of you! I've been over at PA.com for more than 6 years, but only yesterday discovered that there had been a mass exodus of some of the folks I value most.
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Post Icon Posted: Nov 9th, 2007 at 04:05 pm

Glad you found us, too! Smiley
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Post Icon Posted: Nov 9th, 2007 at 04:38 pm

Some possibilities from REI:

$12 4 x 8" with neck lanyard and carbiner clip
http://www.rei.com/product/752256?cm_sp=prod*desc_rel_item*element

$13 5 x 8" with neck lanyard and carbiner clip
http://www.rei.com/product/752257?cm_sp=prod*desc_rel_item*element

$25 5.5 x 8" And a waterproof fanny pack
http://www.rei.com/product/736268?cm_sp=prod*desc_rel_item*element
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