We got a call from our son saying he's now in MRP because he got a stress fracture on his fibula (ankle).  He'll have an MRI but only on the 28th of Dec.  What happens? Do we just sit and wait? In which circumstances do they get sent home? In his last letter he mentioned he was told by the doctor that that might happen, pending his MRI results...

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Yes...sit and wait......and wait..............and wait.  My son was in MRP for 4 weeks then PCP for another week and a half before being picked up with another training company.  He had stress fractures in both shins and a fractured heel.  He said others were being sent home for less than what he had so I don't really know how they determine who stays and who goes.  His MOS is VERY physically demanding so I don't know that that plays a role in it...at least it didn't for him, but he was/is HIGHLY motivated.

Sorry to hear that.  Yes you will have to wait til his next Dr appt.. I doubt he will be sent home.. Especially if it's his first fracture and if it's a closed fracture... Yes, my son is in MRP for fractures too through the holidays.. Blessings to you and your son..

Thank you Deltamom. So your son also had a fracture on his fibula? How long did he stay in MRP? Did it heal properly? Is he still at MRP or did he go to PCP?

Deltamom said:

Sorry to hear that.  Yes you will have to wait til his next Dr appt.. I doubt he will be sent home.. Especially if it's his first fracture and if it's a closed fracture... Yes, my son is in MRP for fractures too through the holidays.. Blessings to you and your son..

What's MOS? Glad to hear your son is better now.  In his letter he said he'd have to be in MRP 6-7 weeks, and will have an MRI on the 28th.  Can't wait to hear some more news....

OPSEC0123 said:

Yes...sit and wait......and wait..............and wait.  My son was in MRP for 4 weeks then PCP for another week and a half before being picked up with another training company.  He had stress fractures in both shins and a fractured heel.  He said others were being sent home for less than what he had so I don't really know how they determine who stays and who goes.  His MOS is VERY physically demanding so I don't know that that plays a role in it...at least it didn't for him, but he was/is HIGHLY motivated.

I'm not at liberty to say what his MOS is...it is special forces.  Make sure to tell your son to STAY in STC (MRP/PCP) until he is FULLY healed.  My son told me that there are a lot of guys that just want to get back to training as soon as possible and they go back to a training company too soon and get reinjured.  My son was IT's (physical exercise used mainly for punishment) for 2 HOURS when he picked up with a training company just to make sure he was "good to go".  He said they do that to a lot of guys so just make sure your son is aware that may happen.

My son is still in MRP.. this is his second time actually.. FIRST for same as your son, Fractured fibula, and now the second time for fractured 2nd Metatarsal
.. I believe OPESEC is right, my son probably went back into training too soon, and he got re-injured..The first time around for fractured fibula he was in about 7 weeks.
ferreide said:

Thank you Deltamom. So your son also had a fracture on his fibula? How long did he stay in MRP? Did it heal properly? Is he still at MRP or did he go to PCP?

Deltamom said:

Sorry to hear that.  Yes you will have to wait til his next Dr appt.. I doubt he will be sent home.. Especially if it's his first fracture and if it's a closed fracture... Yes, my son is in MRP for fractures too through the holidays.. Blessings to you and your son..

This is too sad he had to suffer this much. Have you had an opportunity to see him at any point? He's probably been away for quite some time now...

Im actually leaving Monday to see him Tuesday, as he would have been graduating next week! I'm so excited. It's been 6 months since I've seen him!

ferreide said:

This is too sad he had to suffer this much. Have you had an opportunity to see him at any point? He's probably been away for quite some time now...

I'll say that on my next letter. Getting reinjured got to be terrible!!! We thought we'd be able to see my son in mid February, but he said that now only sometime in April - so he'll miss his sister's 21st birthday... When he was not on MRP, I was told NOT to send care packages, but now that he's in MRP we can?

OPSEC0123 said:

I'm not at liberty to say what his MOS is...it is special forces.  Make sure to tell your son to STAY in STC (MRP/PCP) until he is FULLY healed.  My son told me that there are a lot of guys that just want to get back to training as soon as possible and they go back to a training company too soon and get reinjured.  My son was IT's (physical exercise used mainly for punishment) for 2 HOURS when he picked up with a training company just to make sure he was "good to go".  He said they do that to a lot of guys so just make sure your son is aware that may happen.

I'm really happy for you both!!!  What a joy to be able to hold him again in your arms, after 6 MONTHS!!!! It's just too long!

Deltamom said:

Im actually leaving Monday to see him Tuesday, as he would have been graduating next week! I'm so excited. It's been 6 months since I've seen him!

ferreide said:

This is too sad he had to suffer this much. Have you had an opportunity to see him at any point? He's probably been away for quite some time now...

Thank you! What week did your son get to before he was injured?

ferreide said:

I'm really happy for you both!!!  What a joy to be able to hold him again in your arms, after 6 MONTHS!!!! It's just too long!

Deltamom said:

Im actually leaving Monday to see him Tuesday, as he would have been graduating next week! I'm so excited. It's been 6 months since I've seen him!

ferreide said:

This is too sad he had to suffer this much. Have you had an opportunity to see him at any point? He's probably been away for quite some time now...

He had just left on Nov 13 (his birthday was on the 14th!).  On his 2nd Tuesday he got a sprained ankle, and on the next week, the stress fracture. So I guess he was on his 3rd week there only... Too early to get hurt.

Deltamom said:

Thank you! What week did your son get to before he was injured?

ferreide said:

I'm really happy for you both!!!  What a joy to be able to hold him again in your arms, after 6 MONTHS!!!! It's just too long!

Deltamom said:

Im actually leaving Monday to see him Tuesday, as he would have been graduating next week! I'm so excited. It's been 6 months since I've seen him!

ferreide said:

This is too sad he had to suffer this much. Have you had an opportunity to see him at any point? He's probably been away for quite some time now...

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