As we meet with God in prayer, may we continually learn to wrestle with our Refuge and struggle with our Stronghold, that we may receive strength in the inner man for those we love and serve. As you slow down, reason with God, and reflect for yourself, “May [God] grant you to be strengthened with power through his Spirit in your inner being, so that Christ may dwell in your hearts through faith — that you, being rooted and grounded in love, may have strength to comprehend with all the saints what is the breadth and length and height and depth, and to know the love of Christ that surpasses knowledge, that you may be filled with all the fullness of God” (Ephesians 3:16–19).
Our practice teaches the families of food allergic children and local school nurses the importance of early epinephrine administration for systemic reactions to accidental food exposures. This year we are seeing a trend of families requesting that their child self-carries an epinephrine auto-injector at very young ages (5-7 years old). I am all for accessible epinephrine but do worry about a child loosing his or her autoinjector and not having it when needed (especially in private schools without non-designated epinephrine and standing orders to use it). This clearly needs to be addressed on a case by case basis, but do you have any suggestions or guidelines for the age at which most children can safely self-carry an epinephrine auto-injector?