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Lynn Patient Expert

Chicago, Illinois
I am a former paramedic, former insurance claim investigator, and the mother of five!  My youngest has had many hospitalizations and medical emergencies.  She is fed by g-tube and I have become a specialist in g-tubes.  
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New Symptoms. What to do. by Lynn Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in General Medicine Over the course of my daughter’s 14.5 year life, we have had new symptoms pop up every couple years. This year was no exception. She began fainting. It first happened ... Read on »
Genetic Testing & DNA by Lynn Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in General Medicine Natalie has had LOTS of genetic testing.  There’s never been a diagnosis that encompasses more than one or two of her … issues. I remember her old neurologist – back ... Read on »
Today’s check-in by Lynn Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in General Medicine Happy Saturday Ladies! I started out at 199.0 today I am at 178.1 Giggle! Read on »
Quotes by Lynn Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in General Medicine My last post referenced the book by George Estreich.  I am enjoying this book so much.  I have not been able to read it as I normally read a book, blasting through f ... Read on »
New Book by Lynn Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in General Medicine I’m reading a new book titled  by George Estreich. What an excellent book!  He is the father of Laura, who has Down Syndrome.  Feeding issues are present throughout, ... Read on »
Merry Christmas! by Lynn Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in General Medicine Here are the pics we SHOULD have put on our Christmas card! The first thing we did was go to every coast of the country and scan the horizon for the navy vessel o ... Read on »
Too Hot To Handle by Lynn Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in General Medicine Sometimes when feeding blended meals via g-tube, the food is actually too hot to put in the tummy!  Our mouths are our first line of defense, protecting our bodies fr ... Read on »
Eggs by Lynn Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in General Medicine I just read this over at Yahoo Health’s “8 ‘Scary’ Food Myths – Busted!”  by David Zinczenko Perhaps the biggest  nutrition  myth is that eggs are bad for your ... Read on »
AFTER the Medical Appointment by Lynn Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in General Medicine As the parent of a child with special needs, our car knows the way to the local children’s hospital by itself. I honestly have NO idea how many times we have visite ... Read on »
COLD water by Lynn Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in General Medicine Do you notice when you prepare food how often the instructions say to start with a pan of cold water? Whether it is for boiling pasta, corn, rice, oatmeal, etc. the ... Read on »
My Published Article by Lynn Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in General Medicine Here is the link to my article published in Complex Child Magazine. It is called “Living at Natalie’s Speed”  … I wrote it as a reminder to myself, and to anyon ... Read on »
More Unclogging Info by Lynn Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in General Medicine There are those times, when feeding someone via g-tube, that extension tubes and/or the actual button get clogged.  It is a rare day for me, lately, but just last n ... Read on »
Beets and Beet Greens by Lynn Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in General Medicine Beets seem like the funniest little vegetables.  In our culture, we don’t really consume them often, but they have some important nutrition, especially when raw!   ... Read on »
The Process by Lynn Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in General Medicine Blending meals for use by g-tube dependent persons isn’t really hard.  Here are some pics of my process.  I cook the meat in two pans while the various vegetables a ... Read on »
Don’t Use Raw Sprouts by Lynn Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in General Medicine In the efforts to feed healthy blended foods to our g-tube fed dependents, we are always looking for “super foods” that will optimize their nutrition and give them ... Read on »
Simple by Lynn Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in General Medicine Blending food for meals fed by g-tube, or n-g, or j-g….  Giving care to someone with chronic, complex needs has many facets.  Food is not the only part of that care ... Read on »
Recipe With Calories and Percentages by Lynn Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in General Medicine In my last post I tried to emphasize how impossible, and unnecessary, it is to create a perfect recipe for blended meals.  Fortunately our bodies are designed in su ... Read on »
Basics of a Blended Meal Recipe by Lynn Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in General Medicine Feeding someone via g-tube for medical reasons is most typically done via “formula”, for instance Pediasure, Enfamil, Ensure. When we take just a MOMENT to see what ... Read on »
Ads by Lynn Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in General Medicine I just looked at my blog WITHOUT being logged in, and was surprised to see an ad!!  I would have to pay $30/year to have no ads.  I’m not going to do that. ... Read on »