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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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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 »
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 »
Eczema and other Skin problems by Lynn Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in General Medicine G-tube feedings, seizures, disabilities, and other medical conditions all seem to “attract” other problems.  I’ve noticed for our girlie-girl that her skin tends to show w ... Read on »
Winter and illness by Lynn Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in General Medicine In recent weeks our household has gone through one illness after another.  If we were all as well nourished as my tube-fed-for-medical-reasons child I bet we would have ... Read on »
spread the word…. by Lynn Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in General Medicine Please help us achieve our goal of 100,000 pledges by visiting www.r-word.org and taking the pledge today.  you can also show your support by purchasing merchandise at ... Read on »
Yet a few more recipes…. by Lynn Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in General Medicine It’s been one of THOSE weekends.  Asthma has been my companion all weekend, dang it, and that always saps my energy. The thing about feeding a child blended mea ... Read on »
Her first DELIBERATE joke!! by Lynn Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in General Medicine Little Miss comes walking upstairs from the family room and throws her arms around me.  Since it is 7 pm, I ask (hopefully):  Are you tired, Sweetie? LM (smilin ... Read on »
Starting over AGAIN by Lynn Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in General Medicine I hate the times when I’m nearly done feeding her, she gags because she has a hair in her mouth and the whole feeding ends up on the floor. Not only do we have ... Read on »
Starting over AGAIN by Lynn Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in General Medicine I hate the times when I’m nearly done feeding her, she gags because she has a hair in her mouth and the whole feeding ends up on the floor. Not only do we have to wash ... Read on »
Using words despite their meanings by Lynn Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in General Medicine Little Miss wants to keep her newly cleaned teeth white and shiny!  She gets her toothbrush out and sorta, kinda brushes them.  Reminds me of air kisses. I loo ... Read on »
Using words despite their meanings by Lynn Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in General Medicine Little Miss wants to keep her newly cleaned teeth white and shiny!  She gets her toothbrush out and sorta, kinda brushes them.  Reminds me of air kisses. I look at he ... Read on »
Puttin’ on my blinders tomorrow. Looking straight ahead! by Lynn Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in General Medicine Clean the syringes, make the food, check the tubefeeding groups, journal, blog, doctor appointments, feeding schedule, life skills, anxiety management (hers not min ... Read on »
Puttin’ on my blinders tomorrow. Looking straight ahead! by Lynn Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in General Medicine Clean the syringes, make the food, check the tubefeeding groups, journal, blog, doctor appointments, feeding schedule, life skills, anxiety management (hers not mine), nut ... Read on »
Losing Teeth by Lynn Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in General Medicine Little Miss went to the dentist this past week.  $450 out of pocket, but that is not the story this time. Since she eats nothing, or next to nothing, by mouth, ... Read on »
Losing Teeth by Lynn Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in General Medicine Little Miss went to the dentist this past week.  $450 out of pocket, but that is not the story this time. Since she eats nothing, or next to nothing, by mouth, there i ... 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 »
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 you hav ... 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 »