DS is going on a last-minute field trip to a local water park next Friday. I will not be chaperoning (Parents were not given the option).
I'm concerned about how he is going to keep his inhaler on him and ride crazy, tall water slides and such. We have honestly only been to a water park once years ago, so I held the meds. I know a group of teens will be on their own and hitting the big, fast slides first.
The water park has all-day lockers and ride lockers. We have already talked about how he will need to keep the backpack in the locker and get out his epi-pens any time he eats. But I don't know what to do about his inhaler. I want him to have it on him at all times. And it needs to be protected from water.
Any ideas? I thought about putting it in a dry bag or sealed plastic bag that he keeps in a zippered pocket in his swim trunks. But could that get damaged if he's on big water slide?
I am going to email his teachers to see if a chaperone can hold his meds instead. But that means he would have to stay with the chaperone, and in my experience with high school field trips, the chaperones encourage the kids to go off on their own.
Thanks in advance for helping me brainstorm. Any ideas are greatly appreciated.