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Lisa Patient Expert

I am the mother of six children, the youngest of whom has Down syndrome. My blog chronicles our family's experience having a baby with Down syndrome from the day of his birth to the present day.
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Bare Necessities by Lisa Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Down Syndrome Sorry, couldn't resist. Read on »
Beaten Down by Lisa Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Down Syndrome After today's session with Finn's new "infant stim" therapist, I've decided to can her. As I posted last week, she was a half hour late the first time she came. ... Read on »
Behavior and Discipline by Lisa Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Down Syndrome I yelled at Finn, I think for the first time, yesterday. I was loading dirty dishes into the dishwasher and he grabbed a handful of dirty silverware and flung it on the fl ... Read on »
Beyond Acceptance by Lisa Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Down Syndrome Last night I caught a few minutes of the Olympics. There was a segment in which Bob Costas sat down with Tom Brokaw, and they were talking about former Olympic sno ... Read on »
Book Review: Ruby in Her Own Time by Lisa Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Down Syndrome I usually reserve my book reviews for my other blog, Book Lust, but I have to rave about this one here. Ruby in Her Own Time is a children's book recommended by a commente ... Read on »
Braggin' on my boy by Lisa Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Down Syndrome Check this out from this morning: I actually took a few videos, but this one (not the best one) was the only one I could get to upload here :( Anyhow, look at him ... Read on »
Bronchiolitis and I'm such a bonehead by Lisa Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Down Syndrome I took Finn to the ped today because: (a) as I mentioned a couple days ago, he's sick again, (b) his being sick resulted in a total of about two hours of sleep for me last nig ... Read on »
Bullseye by Lisa Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Down Syndrome Sandra from DS New Mama sent this article to me today: Perfectly Imperfect. Jennifer Graf Groneberg says it so much more eloquently than I've ever been able to man ... Read on »
Call to Arms by Lisa Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Down Syndrome Dan of Down With Oz is a really cool DS dad blogger, and he posted this today: Call to Arms. I wanted to pass the word on here, so if you have any interest, go leave a ... Read on »
Can someone enlighten me about orthotics? by Lisa Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Down Syndrome Seems like orthotics are the hot thing in toddlers with Ds. I'm torn. How do I know if Finn needs orthotics? Keep in mind that he does NOT have a physical therap ... Read on »
Check him out! by Lisa Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Down Syndrome I don't want to deceive anyone. Finn can't (or won't) yet pull up to standing on his own, but he can and will hold his own weight when placed in a standin ... Read on »
Check him out! by Lisa Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Down Syndrome I was afraid that Finn's surgery would set him back some, but he's not only healing nicely, he's picking right up where he left off as far as progressing development ... Read on »
Check out this new blog! by Lisa Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Down Syndrome Down Syndrome New Mama Read on »
Check this out by Lisa Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Down Syndrome I'm a little late on this, but look what Mamapedia published today: What is Normal? I'm honored! Read on »
Chromosomes 101 by Lisa Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Down Syndrome In Kevin's seventh grade science class, they are currently learning about chromosomes (in honor of this, Kevin wore his "My Brother Has More Chromosomes Than Yours" t-shirt ... Read on »
Chromosomes 101 by Lisa Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Down Syndrome In Kevin's seventh grade science class, they are currently learning about chromosomes (in honor of this, Kevin wore his "My Brother Has More Chromosomes Than Yours" t-shirt to ... Read on »
Clarification by Lisa Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Down Syndrome I just wanted to clarify Al Sharpton's use of the R word in the movie Good Hair, because some readers seem to think it's possible that it wasn't used in an insulting manner. ... Read on »
Connecting the Rainbow by Lisa Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Down Syndrome Many readers of this blog, especially parents of children with Down syndrome, are familiar with Reece's Rainbow. In case you're not familiar, RR is a ministry that ... Read on »
Connections by Lisa Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Down Syndrome This afternoon Joey performed in his first music recital; he was one of about a dozen kids who performed. The last boy to perform was about 12 or 13 years old, and ... Read on »
Damn! by Lisa Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Down Syndrome I had to take Lilah to the pedi this morning (can a single week go by without some kind of doctor's appointment for someone in my house?!), and as we were waiting for the elev ... Read on »