This week I administered an adrenaline pen into my my eldest daughters right thigh. I believed her to be having a biphasic reaction or protracted anaphylaxsis reaction.
It was the first time I've done it.
She was conscious and I explained to her that I was going to do it.
We were both scared.
She is almost 13 years old. Her first allergic reaction to a peanut exposure was at 9 months old and her second was an anaphylactic reaction at 18 months. From the age of 2 we have carried an adrenaline auto-injector. So... we've carried an adrenaline auto injector pen (now 2 pens) for over 10 years and yet I've never administered it before??
Why? Well mostly because I was too scared.