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First of all, I am sorry to hear your news. Now, you can call & talk to the Chaplin, see what he can tell you.
To process out takes a while, so don't expect to hear from him for several weeks. The military will pay for his ticket home. If his Mom had gotten the form letter, I would say call the SDI & talk to him. He may be willing to give you warning of when your rct is flying home.
Recruits when sent to RSP (Recruit Separation Platoon), usually give family a call after he/she is racked into RSP and then they get to call again prior to leaving with his/her travel arrangements. Travel arrangements are usually the cheapest so it could be bus if within distance or maybe the cheapest flight. I've read both ways in the Illnesses & Injuries group.
It usually takes 2-3 weeks for processing after recruits are racked in to RSP. There is a lot of paperwork from what I have read in the Illnesses & Injuries group.
This may be why you have not heard anything more. Your boyfriend's Recruiter may be able to get answers where you are unable.
This may be of interest for you to read:
Being in RSP can be boring and/or depressing. Stress volunteering while he waits for all of the paperwork is complete. Ask the Recruiter for his new address so that you can write.
I wish your boyfriend much success in his future career choice. Do be sure he checks the paperwork when he gets home for any re-enlistment codes. If the DD214 provides a code that allows re-enlistment, he can heal using the services of his family's doctor then get a waiver and re-enlist.
If the code does not allow for re-enlistment, deal with his medical issue first then go back for a waiver after the healing is 100% if this is the route he wishes to take.
Another option is another branch of the service, Air Force, Army...
My thanks to your boyfriend for his courage in standing in those yellow footprints. What he has learned this far will definitely be an advantage in whatever career he chooses to undertake.