This site is for mothers of kids in the U.S. Navy and for Moms who have questions about Navy life for their kids.
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"Thank you. I have them on the way. He was moved from the VA hospital today back to RCU with 3 days of meds with him. He said he'll be SIQ for 3 days as well. I'm just praying it has been enough time and the meds are…"
"Thanks for the info Hummingbirdxss! I don't think my boy will have grad photos since they're talking about sending him through battle stations without being ASMOed into a division, but if he does get them somehow I know where to locate…"
"I was able to call the NEX and pay for the pictures. They are mailing them out this week for us. Thy would not let me change the address to mine but they're headed to his big brother's house and that's just as good. I'm so…"
"Hello all. Finally heard from my son. His pneumonia was not improving so he's been moved off base to the hospital. 2 IVs running and multiple shots. Unsure how long he will be at the hospital before returning to RCU. Question: …"
"My son was set to PIR on 3/9 but got the call yesterday he's been held back with pneumonia. I'm guessing he's in RCU. I feel completely lost. We were so close to the finish line. I'm reading that calls come on…"
We did finally get a call. Twenty one minutes and thirty seven seconds (yes, I note the lengths.) Not great news but my boy is doing okay. I hope yours is doing well too!
RCU, in fact the entire building, is one giant petri dish of every…"
Received a call from our son yesterday about 4PM EST. We were able to speak for about 20 minutes which happily surprised us! He went into RCU on his last P day and we thought because of that he was limited to P day…"
"@Toni the letters will eventually make there way to her, but it will be delayed. I would assume she isn’t placed in RCU. You can try writing using the RCU address. Please PM me if you would like that address. The not knowing is the hard.…"
"Received a call from my daughter. She was taken out of her division, will not graduate with them and has been placed in a recovery division. I'm assuming I'm in the right place now:). She has a kidney stone. We keep sending letters to her…"
Hi Parrothdgal... I saw that you mentioned your SR is in San Antonio for MA, but haven't seen you on this group yet. My son is from the 6/3 PIR and started class 6/13, but my nephew just got there (PIR 6/17), so he's probably in your daughters group. Hope to see you on our new group. http://www.navyformoms.com/group/sanantoniomasatthu
I asked my husband and he said our meeting will go till after 1PM. Maybe I can go next time :) I really do appreciate your invitation, there is nothing better than listening to the Word of God and being in His presence.
"texasmom" on the 5/26 group---go to PIR 5/26's group and find her on the MEMBERS in that group. Flesh-colored picture icon with an emblem. Please message her. I have contacted her and she will be more than happy to talk to you. Her son went through this. She actually had briefly joined the 6/3 group thinking that is where he was put, but he ended up in the 5/26 group. Keep in touch with how she is doing! The ladies on the 6/3 group want to know!
So happy to hear you got letters and thank you for being so honest. The only communication I've received is pre-printed "Dear (fill in the blank) letter. At the very end there is a place for recruits comments and his words broke my heart. Although very brief, he stated that he wanted to quit at one point, he misses everyone especially the girlfriend, and he was not allowed to write Sunday.
I certainly understand how that moment, and many more to come, can be so pride-filled yet sad as well. I served in the US Navy myself and when first my son, and then my daughter said they wanted to enlist I was so proud of them. But the day my daughter left I felt as if my heart was going to break right out of my chest. My little girl was leaving and I knew she'd never return as my same little girl. I'm still so proud of her, but I wish we could just run out to the mall and check out all the pretty dresses and watch her try on the frilly girly prom dresses and such!!!! I miss my shopping buddy!!!! Hang in there, and I will be thinking about you Monday and Tuesday!!! Come share with us if you need some shoulders to lean on - that's what we're here for!!!!! NavyMom hugs to you!!!!
I see you joined the Moms of Daughters 2 group and I want to welcome you!!! We are a friendly, caring group of moms always willing to listen and support. Please feel free to jump in and join our chats!! We like to discuss everything from our sailors to our jobs, weather, whatever. It's also a great place if you want to yell, scream, vent, cry - - there is no judgment involved!!! Brag about your sailor but also tell us when you are hurting because you miss her so!!! I see your daughter is getting ready to leave for bc in a few short weeks. Enjoy the time you have together - the loss of communication during bc is the hardest. But we will all be here to help you through it!! Looking forward to getting to know you and your sailor!! Again, Welcome Aboard!!!!