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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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A Home for Lily by Lisa Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Down Syndrome I'm a smidge late on this, but wanted to get the word out nonetheless. My dear friend, Michelle, of The Zoromski Chronicles, and her family are in the process of ado ... Read on »
That feeling . . . by Lisa Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Down Syndrome I think Lisa hit the nail on the head about my post yesterday. She wrote: I so hear you on this. What you may be feeling is a healthy dose of gratitude, mixed with ... Read on »
PT by Lisa Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Down Syndrome Finn had his monthly PT this afternoon. I refused to allow myself to get all stressed out about it beforehand like I did last time around. He's hit a developmental platea ... 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 »
Sweet little firsts by Lisa Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Down Syndrome Yesterday morning I was in line at Starbucks, and I was holding Finn. And for the first time ever, he wrapped his arms around my neck and squeezed! Funny how I never real ... Read on »
A Minor Surgical Procedure . . . and Skin by Lisa Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Down Syndrome Finn had a little procedure yesterday morning at the outpatient surgery center: he had two cysts removed from the back of his ear. It wasn't a biggie, although it never ge ... Read on »
Take a look at this! by Lisa Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Down Syndrome My "Open Letter to Parents Facing a Diagnosis of Down Syndrome" was chosen to appear here on Mamapedia! Woot! Read on »
Take a look at this! by Lisa Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Down Syndrome My "Open Letter to Parents Facing a Diagnosis of Down Syndrome" was chosen to appear here on Mamapedia! Woot! Read on »
Strange Behavior by Lisa Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Down Syndrome Over the past week or so, this has become one of Finn's favorite pasttimes: Rocking on all fours, and humming as he rocks. He does it for long str ... Read on »
Strange Behavior by Lisa Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Down Syndrome Over the past week or so, this has become one of Finn's favorite pasttimes: Rocking on all fours, and humming as he rocks. He does it for long s ... 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 »
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 »
A Terrific Opportunity to Make a Difference by Lisa Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Down Syndrome Please take a moment to check out this post by Lisa, lovely mama to the beautiful Sheridan over at Genetically Enhanced: We Can Make A Difference! Let's Help t ... Read on »
A Terrific Opportunity to Make a Difference by Lisa Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Down Syndrome Please take a moment to check out this post by Lisa, lovely mama to the beautiful Sheridan over at Genetically Enhanced: We Can Make A Difference! Let's Help ... Read on »
Look what Finn's up to . . . by Lisa Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Down Syndrome Seems like he's on his way to . . . something. He actually did this a few times a while back, but as part of his moratorium on bearing weight on his legs, h ... Read on »
Look what Finn's up to . . . by Lisa Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Down Syndrome Seems like he's on his way to . . . something. He actually did this a few times a while back, but as part of his moratorium on bearing weight on his legs, ... Read on »
Opthamologist by Lisa Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Down Syndrome Finn had a regular follow-up appointment with the pediatric opthamologist today. It was a complete non-event, which I guess is good. Everything looks good, he seems to see j ... Read on »
Opthamologist by Lisa Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Down Syndrome Finn had a regular follow-up appointment with the pediatric opthamologist today. It was a complete non-event, which I guess is good. Everything looks good, he seems to see ... Read on »
Visit with ENT by Lisa Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Down Syndrome Finn had an appointment with the ENT this morning for that cyst on the back of his ear. Yep, it's going to have to come off, and it's going to have to be done under general ... Read on »
Visit with ENT by Lisa Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Down Syndrome Finn had an appointment with the ENT this morning for that cyst on the back of his ear. Yep, it's going to have to come off, and it's going to have to be done under genera ... Read on »