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Posted by Sarah on October 24, 2000 at 01:22:38:

In Reply to: Should I get my son a medical I.D. bracelet? posted by Lisa B. on October 23, 2000 at 13:06:52:

: My 6 year old son was recently diagnosed with Benign Rolandic Epilepsy in Childhood. He's only had one seizure and it is pretty clear that it was the result of some medication lowering his resistance. The doctor has not put him on any medication since there has only been one. What I am wondering is if I should get my son a medical bracelet that identifies his condition. His school is aware of it and I talked to his teacher about it and what to look for. But I'm still wondering if I should get one for him just in case. Any suggestions?

Hi Lisa

Yes, I think it is a good idea. My 7 year old wears one and he thinks it's normal. It ensures that wherever he is his epilepsy (and autism) would be known in case of an emergency. In fact my other boy feels cheated and would like one too. Sarah

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