Illnesses & Injuries at Boot Camp


Illnesses & Injuries at Boot Camp

This group is a place for parents of Recruits who are injured or ill to connect and share on the OpSEC compliant, Inc. Marine Family Network Community.






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Rec'd a call last night... my son was sent to MRP :(

Started by JackieB. Last reply by 1~alwaysf8hful (Pam) yesterday. 10 Replies

YOU can make a difference RIGHT NOW

Started by 1~alwaysf8hful (Pam) on Saturday. 0 Replies


Started by Gmomma1. Last reply by 1~alwaysf8hful (Pam) on Saturday. 11 Replies

Got word this morning my son is going to medical

Started by Becca125. Last reply by 1~alwaysf8hful (Pam) on Saturday. 17 Replies

The Other Side of MRP/FRP written by a dad

Started by 1~alwaysf8hful (Pam). Last reply by 1~ksMarinemom (Kerin) on Friday. 1 Reply

Recieved a good letter today!

Started by Gmomma1. Last reply by 1~alwaysf8hful (Pam) on Friday. 9 Replies

Pneumonia and Mono sent my Nephew to MRP

Started by CarterNation7. Last reply by Kscattlerancher Aug 23. 4 Replies

The Other Side of MRP/FRP

Started by 1~alwaysf8hful (Pam) Aug 23. 0 Replies


Started by Gmomma1. Last reply by Gmomma1 Aug 20. 7 Replies

Some questions to send your recruit in MRP

Started by 1~alwaysf8hful (Pam). Last reply by 1~alwaysf8hful (Pam) Aug 15. 12 Replies

Daughter is getting sent to mrp

Started by Gmomma1. Last reply by 1~alwaysf8hful (Pam) Aug 15. 15 Replies

Shoulder Dislocation

Started by DEEPA ZAVERI. Last reply by erik Aug 14. 3 Replies

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Comment by Matchamom yesterday
Thanks. The only reason I said it hopped around was because the other pkg I sent made 2 stops and this one had made like 4 and it's still not at it's destination. ;)
So, I don't have to change his address to say pcp or anything similar? That's good news!
Comment by 1~alwaysf8hful (Pam) yesterday

Thanks be to you again, marinemomx2!  Your info is perfect.

As a side note:  it is illegal to mess with the mail.  It's a federal offense.  I'm sure you know, the ONLY way to send is the USPS.  He'll get the package.

Comment by marinemomx2 yesterday

Matchamom - His address will stay the same... they don't move to any new location.. its just a new phase they are placed in while ramping up. :)  At least thats how it was for my son.  I have never had mail held or delayed so I'm not sure what is going on with that.  That is wonderful about him moving up!!  Congrats!! :)

Comment by Matchamom yesterday
Just a little update. My son should be moving to pcp this week. He said 2-3 weeks before he gets placed into another plt.
So, one question, I sent a pkg it should have gotten there Friday but because the usps is unpredictable it hopped around to different post offices and is sitting at one to be delivered Tues. Now, I know that they don't forward from a dropped plt to mrp (because I've gotten a handful back) - but please tell me they will forward it to from mrp to pcp.
Comment by marinemomx2 yesterday

Thanks for the kind words bluedragon.  I agree with not disrupting your son!  We had a medical emergency with my other son earlier in July.. I believe I wrote about it on the blog... anyways... We felt that the worst thing we could have done would have been to tell him his brother was having medical issues.  It was not life threatening so we chose to keep mum about it and let him stay focused on healing and finishing up.  He has no idea his father and I have both traveled to California.  He never even paid attention to the different post marks on the letters I was sending! haha  It was a decision that the three of us made and we are glad that we did.  Everything seems to be working out!  We figure we will have all sorts of stories that we will share on our trip back home after his graduation! :)  

Comment by bluedragon on Sunday

Thank you all, Marinemomx2 my prayers are with you as your son finishes up boot camp. Even though my son is now at MCT I don't want to interrupt his training or have him feel obligated to come home. As much as I miss him and want to see him, I would rather have a chance at having him home possibly for Christmas. I know it's not guaranteed to happen, but the chance of it is still there. I was able to talk to my Aunt and told her about my decision to wait to tell my son, and she agreed with me. In fact she told me I better not dare interrupt his training or she would kick my butt. 

Comment by Joan on Saturday

bluedragon, ever since our recruiter asked us if there was "anyone in the family who was in very poor health" and then explained the protocol  for family deaths during boot camp, I knew that, despite my reservations, I would not be able to tell my boy.  I could not. They need their minds and bodies focused %110 on their goal, and no matter how much I may want or need my son by my side during my dark times, as a mother, I felt that it was more important to support him during this huge life decision than to have him here supporting me.
I knew he may be angry with me if I had to make that choice for him, but he has been mad at me hundreds of times before, and he will likely be mad at me hundreds more times in the future.
It's a terrible situation you are in, and my heart truly goes out to you, but don't compound your pain and worry by second guessing yourself.  You did what you felt in your heart to be right, and his uncle wanted this for your son as much as he wants it for himself.  Your son will understand that.

Comment by 1~alwaysf8hful (Pam) on Saturday


Thank YOU for the update.  I'm glad he was savy enough to say, "I'MOKAY" for his first words.  Keep us updated.  You've been with us a long time.  I hate to say goodbye to an old friend.


Comment by marinemomx2 on Saturday

Bluedragon - so sorry to hear about your loss of your Uncle!  Now your son has an angel up their routing for him! :)

We received a phone call from my son yesterday evening which scared us to death!  My cell phone ran in with a No Caller ID number.  My husband and I looked at each other and I answered it and it was him.  First thing he said was everything is OK! lol  I think he knew he was going to scare us to death!  Anyways.. they were just allowing him to call with his new address and a phone number and email address for his Sr. DI now with Alpha.  He sounded good...  a little tired but ok!  He has one week down and two more to go.  We got to talk to him for a quick 5 minutes!  It was so good to hear his voice!! Please continue praying!!

Comment by 1~Nanny on Saturday


Do not "second guess' your decision. It comes from the heart and that is what counts. I would make the same call.


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