Emily was born in April 2003. Since her birth, she has had pneumonia at least once a month. After several tests at Phoenix Children’s Hospital Emily was diagnosed with Dysphgia on Feb. 5, 2009. Dysphgia is a swallowing disorder which required Emily to have thickener in all of her drinks. This is definitely not pleasant for anyone, especial
ly a 2nd grader! The only solution to resolve this issue, in Emily’s case, was Vital Stimulation Therapy. We were placed on a waiting list at Phoenix Children’s Hospital for the therapy, but were advised that we should seek therapy outside of the hospital, due to the long wait list.
We found Jenn in April 2010 and quickly started therapy in May. The atmosphere at Jabbermouths is very relaxing. Scheduling is very flexible. Jenn managed to work with my busy schedule and Emily’s school schedule.
Jenn has the patience of a saint. Getting a 7 year old to cooperate at times can be very challenging. After 7 months, Emily has successfully completed her therapy and just had a normal modified barium swallow test. She does not require thickener in her beverages any longer and has been discharged from therapy. We are so grateful to have found Jenn! She will always hold a special place in our family.
-Don & Andrea H.