[blindkid] Medical ID bracelets/necklaces
jyanez112 at gmail.com
Tue Jun 11 14:12:06 UTC 2013
She does use her cane. But I don't want her to be confused with low vision.
She's blind. And she comes to fairly quick. But that's only because I've
always caught her fall. She doesn't know when an episode is coming on. So
when it does, she's lights out and just timbers over. If I wasn't there,
she would have surely done some damage on the fall.
On Jun 11, 2013 5:38 AM, "Carol Castellano" <carol_castellano at verizon.net>
> Hi Julie,
> Does your daughter use a cane? If she were to pass out, the cane would be
> a good identifier for her blindness.
> Also, how quickly does she come to when she passes out? If it's pretty
> quick, then there's probably not too much cause for worry that the level of
> her eye responsiveness would be a problem. I'm a fainter, too, but always
> wake up again right away.
> Carol Castellano
> Parents of Blind Children-NJ
> Director of Programs
> National Organization of Parents of Blind Children
> carol_castellano at verizon.net
> At 12:45 AM 6/11/2013, you wrote:
>> Hello there listers. I'm looking into getting a medical alert bracelet for
>> my daughter and was told by a pharmacist that because her only major
>> medical issue is blindness from ROP, that it was not necessary. I was a
>> disturbed by that answer.
>> I feel as is for some reason my girl is unable to respond or speak for
>> herself in an emergency, I would want a medic or Dr to know her eyes may
>> not be as responsive due to her condition. She also has VasoVagal(episodes
>> of passing out). So my question is, how many of you all have a medical ID
>> for being blind and has it been useful? (Both listers and parents)
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