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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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Latest Activity: May 26

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Pneumonia, Right Before Crucible

Started by chanamiata. Last reply by Tennessee Top May 20. 6 Replies

Son is being Delayed Again

Started by jpmom. Last reply by jpmom May 15. 2 Replies

fire ant reaction

Started by Rene. Last reply by Rene Feb 7. 3 Replies

A second chance

Started by papa bear. Last reply by papa bear Feb 7. 4 Replies


Started by Susan Harris. Last reply by Susan Harris Jan 30. 13 Replies

Help finding platoon

Started by proudmomcincy. Last reply by proudmomcincy Jan 29. 2 Replies

GREAT NEWS from EglSctMom

Started by 1~alwaysf8hful (Pam). Last reply by SwanMom Jan 26. 9 Replies

Medical Discharge Rules?

Started by Bohemian Girl. Last reply by Kathy from Mi Jan 26. 14 Replies

Medical ELS

Started by Jennifer. Last reply by 1~Keri (HCC) Dec 19, 2016. 5 Replies

Female Rct. 12 Hrs into the Crucible

Started by Kokie08. Last reply by Kokie08 Jul 12, 2016. 182 Replies

At Least Another Month

Started by Kaizah Jones. Last reply by MikesNana8 Mar 5, 2016. 18 Replies

Mailing Address PI and Sandboxx

Started by Susan Harris. Last reply by 1~Keri (HCC) Feb 13, 2016. 6 Replies

Stress fractures of metatarsals in both feet...

Started by Molsen. Last reply by 1~Keri (HCC) Jan 6, 2016. 3 Replies


Started by s. Last reply by 1~Keri (HCC) Sep 13, 2015. 13 Replies

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Comment by jpmom on April 26, 2017 at 9:11am
Thanks. He told me he was only going to be there two weeks. He got heat exhaustion on a a run they were doing. When he called and left a message he said he was feeling much better.
Comment by TigersGirl on April 26, 2017 at 5:54am
They will forward it to MRP. It will take a bit longer to get there, but it usually catches up eventually.
Comment by jpmom on April 26, 2017 at 12:15am
Can you tell me what happens to the mail that was sent prior to going to MRP?
Comment by Tennessee Top on February 8, 2017 at 6:39pm

FYI. Sasha the comfort dog (golden lab) will be at the medical platoon tomorrow. She visits EHP/FRP every Thursday. She is also there to meet families on Family Day on the lawn outside the All Weather Training Facility. Be sure to stop by and say hi to Sasha. After graduations on Friday, she spends time with the Stand Alone Marines (SAM's) while they wait for the bus to take them to the airport.

Comment by Tennessee Top on February 8, 2017 at 6:27pm

Good idea. I made a hard copy of mine before I retired (cause I knew the VA would need it at some point). 22 years and surgeries on both legs. It was almost as thick as our telephone book.

Comment by alex2toes on February 8, 2017 at 6:01pm

And this is why from now on, he should copy his file every chance he gets. Scanning it to a flash drive may be a pain, but I guarntee you it is less painful than tracking down all your files from all over the world. 

Comment by Rene on February 8, 2017 at 1:09pm

Got my first letter from my son in EHP.  He said he told them the same thing he told recruiter but it was missing in his file and is frustrated over that. Sigh.  He said he will have allergy tests this week then move to Fox.  Fingers crossed and prayers needed that he can move quickly.  He did sound positive and said ready to start training and to tell everyone that he is okay.

Comment by alex2toes on February 8, 2017 at 12:06pm

My son has a "sensitivity" to bee stings. He was carefully coached for years by me to say those  exact words. I was very gratefully that the MEPS Dr. took those words as they were uttered.

I was told at the time of his treatment the difference between a Allergic reaction & a sensitivity is that he was not hospitalized, and did not have to take epinephrine. I am hoping that you get the same desired results as we did. Semper Fi

Comment by Rene on February 8, 2017 at 11:02am

Good Morning Tennessee Top!  Gotcha on the "MAY" comment.  Regarding the Peanut... that was another that I read about.  Again - it was from a couple of years ago.  The parent did say they had to come home.  I kind of figured no medical on here.  Although would love it - I get it - for many reasons.  

Comment by Tennessee Top on February 8, 2017 at 9:36am

"MAY" means it's a case-by-case basis (no blanket policy). Allergy testing is not routine because of the cost and time involved. Can't say they never do it. The policy of the Marine Corps is every Marine must be 100% deployable world-wide at all times. If there is a chance one cannot deploy due to an allergy then they would be medically separated. Lots of people have peanut allergies today so curious to know how they handle that. Believe they ensure there are no peanut products inside the MRE's they eat today. It would be nice to have a Naval doctor on here but the chances of that ever happening are extremely slim. That doctor would also need to be working with Marines since the protocols for sailors are different.


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