Author Archives: Lori Dunham

A New Medication Has Given My Daughter Her Mornings Back

Recently, I wrote about our family’s periodic need to assess medication protocol. This helps us figure out what is and isn’t working. I am a caretaker of our 16-year-old daughter, Grace, who has Lambert-Eaton myasthenic syndrome (LEMS). It is important that I communicate with her to determine…

These Tips Help Me Prepare for Our Next Doctor’s Appointment

For the first year after our daughter Grace was diagnosed with Lambert-Eaton myasthenic syndrome (LEMS), our schedule was filled with doctors’ appointments. Referrals to neurologists, rheumatologists, dietitians, and physical therapists abounded. Add in monthly IVIG treatments, and it felt like we lived at the hospital.

How Books Inspire Us to Embrace Our Circumstances

The paths of those affected by Lambert-Eaton myasthenic syndrome (LEMS) hold many twists and turns. Our family has experienced many ups and downs since our daughter Grace was diagnosed. The promise of treatment brought elation, but the reality of minimal results from that…