Cushies deserve a better emergency injectable device than the one option we have in Pfizer's Solu Cortef. This medication is used during an adrenal crisis, in an emergency (http://cushingsmoxie.blogspot.com/2011/12/my-friends-with-adrenal-insufficiency.html).
There are just too many steps for me to follow while semi-conscious before getting the high dose of steroid that will save my life.
There are just too many steps for my caregiver to follow when seeing me semi-conscious before giving me the high dose of steroid that will save my life.
Meet Rachel. She is doing something about it.
This mom is fighting to make it happen. Rachel, a British mother, desperately wants her child and family to have an easier way to administer emergency cortisol injections--like Solu-Cortef for her 14 year old daughter with hypopituitarism. Her daughter doesn't make any cortisol and relies on replacement steroids, like Addison's patients or Cushies after pituitary surgery or bilateral adrenalectomies.
Please read their story and consider signing the petition.
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