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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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“Dirty” Food vs. Clean Food by Lynn Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in General Medicine According to several sources, the dirtiest (pesticides, chemicals, additives) foods we eat are included in the blended formula I make.  I’ve known this for some time an ... Read on »
“ITZBEEN” A BUSY LIFE! by Lynn Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in General Medicine In the world of chronic complex care, like tube-feeding, g-tubes, medications, etc., it can be hard to keep track of all the things we do in caring for another.  My ... Read on »
A dog. Who could not love a dog? by Lynn Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in General Medicine Here’s our youngest family member, Tulip.  She needs a trip to the groomer.  The next photo I share will show her true beauty!   She is a delightful part of our family. ... Read on »
A Funny by Lynn Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in General Medicine The Big Brother is working on a project for school.  He is a joker extraordinaire, so we always get funny questions and comments out of him, like this: BB:  ”Yo ... Read on »
A Model with Autism by Lynn Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in General Medicine Notice the nice conclusion his 17-yr-old brother draws from this. Senior portrait for Mundelein High grad leads to modeling gig by Kristina Hauptmann All C ... Read on »
A relaxing evening at the hospital? by Lynn Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in General Medicine Yesterday I had arranged for an outing with my two children.  We went to the home of  dear friends to spend the late afternoon and evening.  Pizza, popcorn, dog tricks, ... Read on »
Adorable photo of my girl by Lynn Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in General Medicine aahhhhh… the sound of a relaxing walk around the zoo after a no-big-deal doctor appointment.   The zoo is just a 2 mile drive from her primary care doc’s office and ... 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 »
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 »
Air Reduction in Blended Food by Lynn Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in General Medicine UPDATE:  I have tried this method, and I don’t know if it is my recipes or what, but this doesn’t seem to work for me…. does it work for you? Here’s what I do i ... Read on »
Air Reduction in Blended Food by Lynn Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in General Medicine When making blended food for medical reasons to feed to my “disabled” daughter via her g-tube, there are several goals: 1.  excellent nutrition 2.  adequate ... Read on »
Air Bubbles by Lynn Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in General Medicine Making blended meals for my daughter, who is fed by g-tube for medical reasons, incorporates LOTS of air into her meals.  This is detrimental in two ways:  she gets ... Read on »
AIR BUBBLES!!! by Lynn Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in General Medicine One of the advantages of feeding a child via g-tube for medical reasons is the ability to control their nutrition!  I’m certain that one of the reasons my daughter ... Read on »
All of us have something to offer! by Lynn Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in General Medicine KarmaTube: Johnny the Bagger . This is a short video and it points out that all of us have something beautiful to offer.  Whatever our limitations, whatever ou ... Read on »
And Another Thing…. by Lynn Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in General Medicine Let’s see, 9 years of blended meals for g-tube feeding… the last handful of years have been pretty steady. Just since Natalie has turned 13 she has been telling me a ... Read on »
Another Clog Solution by Lynn Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in General Medicine Hey!  As the mother of a g-tube fed kid, I am always happy to find something that helps in the whole process.  Maybe this will help you: Clogs are inevitable, ... Read on »
Another G-Tube Recipe (Eggs) by Lynn Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in General Medicine For people with the medical need to be fed by g-tube, there is another recipe that works well and is VERY easy. Scramble 4 – 6 eggs, blend well and feed.  You may nee ... Read on »
another year, another IEP! by Lynn Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in General Medicine Yesterday was IEP-including-transition-to-junior-high planning day at Little Miss’s school.  As the mother of a child with multiple “disabilities” and “special need ... Read on »
Another Resource by Lynn Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in General Medicine Resources for families dealing with chronic medical and/or disability care can be the difference between tension and relaxation. Go to www.govbenefits.gov when ... Read on »