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Dare Devil
Wednesday, May 26, 2010 | Laura Heuer

My son who is active and allergic to antibiotics, latex and a host of other things took a tumble. And I mean a tumble! He rode with no hands with his feet on the pegs of his bicycle down the biggest hill in our neighborhood. Both my husband and I have told him “never!” ever to do this. But, I guess being a twelve-year-old dear devil with the no fear and the infallible stage thing going on, our “no!” did not mean too much. From what his brothers and friend said he flew over the handlebars and just skidded on rock and pebbles.

Trip to the Acute Care Center

So here I am not trying to say I told you so and keeping it together knowing if it gets infected we have a problem. So I gather our belongings and off to the acute care center we go. Now I am the expert… and I should know what to bring- bring the organizer with all of his information and the insurance card and that’s that. Well, with everything racing in my mind, I forget the organizer! All of the important information is in there about antibiotics and tetanus shots, etc. Now I have to go by memory! I did have the insurance card because that is in my purse.

Learning Experience

This trip was just routine. I had the answers because I knew my son would be okay. I was calm. No broken bones, he could breath, he was conscience (he was not wearing a helmet).  Of all the things that could of happen they did not. He learned the hard way that Dads and Moms say “no” for good reasons and I learned something too.

Put the Most Important Information In Your Purse Or Wallet

Have important information in wallet or purse
1. Emergency card
2. Medic tag
3. Small travel booklet filled with family information
This should contain allergies, medications, doctor phone numbers and any illnesses.

What is Next?

As always, we will keep saying “no” when we have to and teach our son and in return he will keep teaching us. He thanked his angels that day, and so did we.

Laura and her husband have three very active teenage boys. She has an entrepreneurial spirit that has led her to the creation of Jakoter Health Organizers. Now with a love to be on the Internet, write; fiddle with gadgets and use technology that make life easier you will find her creations on

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Parents, welcome to the PHR blog where you can connect and communicate with health information management professionals and eventually other parents about managing your child’s healthcare. Have you ever been on your way to the doctor’s office with your child and wondered about the details – diagnosis, medications prescribed, vaccinations, etc. – of your last visit?

As a parent, you have so many responsibilities that it’s difficult to recall everything from day to day let alone last year. A personal health record can help ease your mind. This blog is a social network where you can interact with experts in the field to seek advice and tips for best practices in creating and maintaining your child’s personal health record and the best ways to use that information to play a more active role in their healthcare and simplify your life.

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