I think this is the right board to put this on. DS (9) had a very severe reaction yesterday to something, possible red juice box from baseball game the evening before. He began coughing after his game. In the am he woke up with lips and nose area swollen and hives over whole body. We got into his doctor and got prescription for steroids to help him. We went straight to target pharmacy and in the 15 minutes it took to have the pills filled, his hives and itching increased rapidly. I called the doctor's and told them I was coming back to get a shot for DS, which he got. We went home, took benadryl, and prednisone and then about an hour he came to me and he was loosing his voice. He was breathing OK, but I wasn't about to let him get any worse. We then went to ER and got epi shot. They increased the steroid and amount of benadryl for a few days. My MD is going on vacation next week. I have put a call in to his nurse and told her that I thought DS needs epi pen, one for home, one for school. We will be getting it later this afternoon. My question to parents with the kids is do you do the pen for your child, or do you teach your child how to do it. DS will be 10 next month. I would apprecitate hearing from anyone who has had similar experiences.