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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 »
The Story of a Life by Lynn Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in General Medicine I am referencing a blog-acquaintance today.  A WONDERFUL Mommy who took the very best care of her sweet babe (even before she was born in 2007), rose above the doctors’ ... Read on »
I Love a Tubie by Lynn Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in General Medicine Here’s a good resource for you, IF you have a FaceBook account:   This lady sews cute things for kids, and ONE of the things she makes is a g-tube ‘protector’.  And ... Read on »
Extension Tubes and Gravity by Lynn Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in General Medicine How is your health insurance? Chronic complex health care requirements become expensive quickly.  My 12 year old daughter has been receiving complex medical care since ... Read on »
The Blog by Lynn Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in General Medicine Hey all my faithful readers – I so appreciate seeing your smiling presence when I look at my blog numbers every day!  I know I haven’t been putting up new content very ... Read on »
Vitamin D and others by Lynn Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in General Medicine Parenting a child with special needs, fed via g-tube for medical reasons is especially challenging in February in North America!  Enough snow, enough gloom, where is Sp ... Read on »
Today’s Outfit by Lynn Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in General Medicine Happy Valentine’s Day everyone!  Here’s how Nat left for school this morning:   Share this: Read on »
Sensory Shop by Lynn Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in General Medicine If you have a child who struggles because of sensory issues and needs seamless, tagless clothing, music therapy, weighted blankets, etc… this seems like a good websit ... Read on »
I know you are curious…. by Lynn Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in General Medicine I imagine you have been impacted by this crazy blizzard traversing the country.  If not, you are probably curious about how things are looking here in Chicago.  So he ... Read on »
Today’s Recipe by Lynn Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in General Medicine Feeding my daughter via g-tube for medical reasons causes me to do as much recipe review as my cooking for the rest of my family. While I often throw things together ... Read on »
Say ahhhhhh. by Lynn Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in General Medicine Our little girl does NOT like to have her teeth brushed. We have tried numerous toothbrushes – Hanna Montana, Cars… everything she likes – to no avail. Instead she us ... Read on »
Water by Lynn Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in General Medicine When feeding someone via g-tube for medical reasons, it is good to review all ingredients and processes to make sure we are doing the best we can. A few months ag ... Read on »
Potatoes by Lynn Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in General Medicine When feeding via g-tube for medical reasons, formula is always an option.  However, I’ve chosen to blend real food and feed it to my daughter for the last 10 years.   ... Read on »
Easy and Cheap Meal by Lynn Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in General Medicine Feeding a child or adult via g-tube for medical reasons can be quite expensive. Here’s an easy way I’ve made a cheap meal with very little fuss for your g-tube fe ... Read on »
Speed Feed by Lynn Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in General Medicine Bolus feeds – the syringe is in your hand. Feeding a child via g-tube for medical reasons presents many opportunities – some good, some NOT so good. When feeding ... Read on »
Something good to add to your recipes…. by Lynn Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in General Medicine When it comes to making blended meals for people fed via g-tube, there are SO many options! Just recently I started adding wheat germ instead of bulgur as a sourc ... Read on »
Carefully Controlled Hunger by Lynn Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in General Medicine As the mother of a child with a sensory processing disorder who doesn’t eat much orally, I am always on the alert to help her overcome the oral aversiveness that rule ... Read on »
I’m Sorry!!! by Lynn Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in General Medicine Oh goofy me!  I neglected to renew my domain name and my blog dropped out of the blogosphere.  So if you’ve been visiting me at PEDALINGBACKWARDS.COM, welcome back!!! ... Read on »
Leftovers and g-tube feedings by Lynn Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in General Medicine I feed my 12 year old daughter with special needs via a g-tube and I blend her food myself. Two nights ago I made dinner for my family.  The guys rushed home only in ... 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 »