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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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Fed Up With Early Intervention by Lisa Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Down Syndrome Finn has in-home speech therapy every Wednesday morning at 9:00. Every week his SLP is late - anywhere from 10 to 25 minutes late. Today? Well, today she just didn't sho ... Read on »
Feeding by Lisa Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Down Syndrome I mentioned yesterday that our pediatrician agreed to refer us for a feeding evaluation for Finn since I can't get a consult with an OT through Regional Center. So, funny eno ... Read on »
Feeding Eval Follow-Up by Lisa Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Down Syndrome Finn and I had a follow-up appt. with the feeding therapist we saw a few weeks ago. In all honesty, he seemed to have turned a corner with eating a few days before that first ... Read on »
Feeding Evaluation by Lisa Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Down Syndrome This morning was Finn's feeding eval per the referral from our pediatrician. I wasn't sure what to expect when we got there, as far as what kind of facility it was (I guess I ... Read on »
Feeding woes by Lisa Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Down Syndrome Finn is over his nursing strike, for the most part. It still takes some coaxing sometimes, but at the moment, I'm no longer worried about dehydration. Now I'm worried ... Read on »
Feeling discouraged . . . very discouraged. by Lisa Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Down Syndrome Feeling like something of a failure, actually. I remember very early on, when we received Finn's diagnosis of Ds, one of the thoughts that went round and round in my h ... Read on »
Finally! A post by Michael. by Lisa Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Down Syndrome Get ready folks . . . the man finally speaks. I don’t very much like my wife’s compulsion (sickness?) to blog—, and she has been encouraging me (read: bugging the crapola ... Read on »
Finn by Lisa Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Down Syndrome The nebulizer was delivered to our front door this morning - pretty convenient, eh? I had hoped to get it yesterday, but I guess our insurance company had to authorize it ... Read on »
Finn by Lisa Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Down Syndrome I thought I'd throw out here that Finn is still sick. Even after that 5-day course of Omnicef (which never did do anything to his poop, thank goodness!). I don't know, I gue ... Read on »
Finn by Lisa Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Down Syndrome In the midst of everything else going on, I wanted to document a few things for posterity (since I gave up on keeping baby books about four kids ago): ~ While he's no ... Read on »
Finn has a new friend by Lisa Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Down Syndrome We got a new dog this weekend, a little maltipoo. Because I don't have enough children to take care of, you know ;) Finn, in all honesty, is so far not all that im ... Read on »
Finn's 12-month well check . . . by Lisa Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Down Syndrome . . . was today. Really pretty uneventful. He weighs 18 pounds 2 ounces - which is AWESOME. I think all the weight gain trouble he had early on has scarred me a little beca ... Read on »
Finn's 18-month well baby checkup by Lisa Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Down Syndrome Finn and I visited our favorite pediatrician this morning. The highlights: Finn weighs 19 lbs. 8 oz. He's actually lost a bit of weight over the last ... Read on »
Finn's First Shoes by Lisa Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Down Syndrome Now that Finn is walking more and more, I figured it was finally time to get him his first pair of shoes. I wasn't sure how he would react to having something on his feet, ... Read on »
Finn's Room by Lisa Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Down Syndrome I finished Finn's room today. There really wasn't much to do except take the wood letters off the wall that spelled out "Lilah", patch and repaint holes in the walls, and ha ... Read on »
Finnian And the Case of the Disappearing Sandwich by Lisa Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Down Syndrome This was Finn's lunch today. A sandwich. Peanut butter and honey on whole wheat bread. He has come so far with eating. It doesn't seem all that lo ... Read on »
Finnian's Journey by Lisa Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Down Syndrome Today I got a gift in the mail. Well, actually, Finn got a gift. It's from Heather of The Seal Bark. See, Heather emailed me a while back asking for my address. She said s ... Read on »