When to give the injection
- Repeated vomiting (more than once)
- Repeated episodes of diarrhea (more than 3)
- Unconsciousness (unable to arouse/wake up)
If your child becomes unconscious or dazed and mentally foggy whether from a blow to the head or after a period of illness, THIS IS AN EMERGENCY. CALL 911. GET YOUR CHILD TO A HOSPITAL IMMEDIATELY. This condition could be life threatening. Give the injection while you are waiting for help to arrive, then call the child's doctor.
Resource: Judith J. Henry, R.N., M.S.N. in conjunction with the Pediatric Endocrinology Nursing Society, 2004.