"It's a Success for All Of Us"
-Jayme of Burleson, loving mother of Annalynne and Acetyn
Annalynne got sick at 2 weeks old and was admitted to NICU. She spent 28 days there, and we almost lost her. She had a stroke, seizures and brain damage
- the worst things you could think of for your child. Immediately leaving NICU, I booked an appointment with ECI. Thankfully, they made me do that,
otherwise I wouldn't have ever known to contact ECI.
I was extremely depressed and emotional when ECI entered our family. I had noticed delays, but I wanted the miracle child that she was going to be just
fine. But that wasn't the case...
At the same time when she first began receiving ECI services, my ECI provider noticed that my 2-year-old son wasn't speaking. He said 'mama' and 'da'.
She suggested he may need to get checked. I was angry. And even more emotionally drained. But If I didn't have her. I don't know what I would have done.
We right away started working with Acetyn with speech therapy and group therapy through ECI. Group therapy was super huge in his development.
We took him from not speaking at all to communicating with us. He is most likely on path to start school as a typical child in kindergarten because of
the leaps and bounds he has made since ECI came into my life. He looks you in the eyes, he has friends, he enjoys kids - all because Ms. Arrenia stepped
in to say we need to get ECI to work with him.
Our first group exercise was a nightmare. Now he has learned structure, play, it's just amazing what he has learned!
For Annalynne with cerebral palsy, she still has challenges. But the biggest success was that Ms. Arrenia saw her cough during a bottle feed. I had no
clue what that could mean. She was silent aspirating and could have died if ECI had not identified this. She now has a g-tube. ECI saved her life. And
not only that, Ms. Arrenia has been my support system for me.
One of the first goals was for me to get out of the house with the kids. Now I'm going everywhere. ECI is a success story for all of us!