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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Started by tugman87. Last reply by Joan 10 hours ago. 8 Replies

Ideas for care packages

Started by Joan. Last reply by 1~alwaysf8hful (Pam) on Sunday. 14 Replies

Son called and will be going to MRP tmrw

Started by Angelica#NicksMom#MikePlt3270. Last reply by Angelica#NicksMom#MikePlt3270 on Saturday. 12 Replies

Illnesses & Injuries at Boot Camp News Articles

Started by 1~Keri (HCC). Last reply by 1~Keri (HCC) Oct 5. 15 Replies

Address for MRP, San Diego

Started by Dylan's Mom. Last reply by 1~alwaysf8hful (Pam) Oct 3. 5 Replies

A second chance

Started by papa bear. Last reply by Joan Oct 1. 3 Replies

One of the BEST!!

Started by 1~alwaysf8hful (Pam). Last reply by 1~ksMarinemom (Kerin) Sep 26. 2 Replies

Dear Taliban...a funny blog

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

Recruit in hospital with pnemonia.

Started by CaptainSpunky. Last reply by 1~alwaysf8hful (Pam) Sep 20. 23 Replies

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Comment by WestPlainsMom (Jan) on October 13, 2014 at 7:44am
I wrote the poem at the following link 2 years ago (sometimes it seems a lifetime ago). It holds as true today as it did then. I'm sure you all feel the same:
Comment by WestPlainsMom (Jan) on October 13, 2014 at 7:29am
Pam is right. As a parent, the most difficult thing to get used to in this place, is our lack of control. We are used to taking charge of our children's health and welfare. Here we are confined to writing, praying, and coming to others like us for the strength we need to face all the unknowns. Sadly, for our state of mind, the Marine Corps is in charge now and the wheels move at a much different speed, and a path (that for most of us) is alien. The other fact is that they our children are now adults, and the Corps will make medical decisions with them, not us, while working inside their regulations and (sadly) their budget restrictions. My heart goes out to all of you and your children.
Comment by Jean on October 11, 2014 at 10:08pm
Thanks Pam
Comment by 1~alwaysf8hful (Pam) on October 11, 2014 at 9:56pm

Jean:  Once a recruit is in the Recruit Separation Platoon, it is pretty much a given that he will be coming home.  That separation process can sometimes take up to six weeks.  Depending upon the reason for his separation, he may be able to go back to Boot Camp.  There are several reasons for the separation.  Call your recruiter on Monday asking him to find out more definitive answers for you.  You could even go visit the recruiter and have him call while you're there.  If your recruit is near the RSP DI, there may be a 1% chance that you could talk to him for 30 seconds.  I am sending you a friend request in case you have more questions.  Look for it in your inbox on your homepage.  Peace to your heart.  It will be okay.

Comment by 1~alwaysf8hful (Pam) on October 11, 2014 at 9:48pm

Congratulations, imasigner!  I'm glad he's home with you.  Thank YOU for the update.  Please keep us updated.  Thank him for stepping on those yellow footprints.  I can't think of anything that would be much more daunting.  

Comment by 1~alwaysf8hful (Pam) on October 11, 2014 at 9:09pm

Tugman:  Probably the hardest part for me was learning that I could do nothing.  Worrying only made me angry and more worried and more angry.  Please, learn from my mistake.  All branches of the military have to complete things in the proper order by the proper people.  Sometimes papers sit on a desk for longer than they should.  I feel your frustration.  Undoubtedly, your son wants to update you but is unable to, either because they don't know yet or they're trying to make some decisions.  I do know that you would get a call if there was something you could do.  Maybe they needed to do more testing?  Maybe the doctors don't agree on the care?  I feel your angst and wish things were different.  Obviously, it doesn't matter what I wish.  The Marines have their way of doing things and it's obviously different than what we're used to.

I can say prayers to help ease your heart.  I'd bet that several of us will.  Keep us posted.  

Comment by tugman87 on October 11, 2014 at 8:37pm
I'm frustrated right now. I get the call but was told the final diagnosis would be Monday. Now it's Saturday and I still don't know how bad he is hurt.
Comment by imasigner on October 11, 2014 at 7:54pm
Picked up my son this morning from the airport :) glad to have him home while his hand heals. He has six months to decide what's next- go back or not.
Comment by ZmanMom on October 11, 2014 at 6:40pm
Well I got a voicemail from my son that he is being moved to the medical platoon with a high fever and white count. He said he will be delayed at least a week. He sounded horrible. :(
Now what? Does this means his platoon and address will change??
Will someone else call me if he gets any worse? He had already been on light duty for pneumonia but put back on active duty. Now this.
Comment by Jean on October 11, 2014 at 6:11pm

Hi, my son is in RSP, his recruiter called and said that his medical file was under review. I was wondering, is that standard? there was a possible misdiagnosis during the first week. do the recruits ever go back from being in RSP?


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