I highly recommend anyone with a child who has complex medical issues or special needs purchase a basic medical ID. There are a lot of different kinds available. There are adjustable ones with velcro and watch bands. For the fashion forward there are adorable combinations of pink and blue bracelets. You can choose to engrave the details on a plate. Some have a pocket where there’s a little piece of paper you write on. Whatever method you choose, children with special needs and complex medical issues NEED a Medical ID.
Why? You might be incapacitated by the same thing that injured your child or your child might not be with you. Then…
- Drug allergies will not be discovered until the drug is administered.
- If your child has an implanted device, such as a shunt, no one will know to check right away if it’s been damaged.
- They may offer your child who silently aspirates food or drink.