My daughter started bootcamp last week and has been there for 9 days today. I got a phone call from her last night (yeah I know) saying she has been having night terrors and they made her go to the doctor. The doctor is thinking about sending her home. She really wants to stay! I really think she is just in a strange new place and under a lot of stress and I think the nightmares will go away. I feel so helpless because there is nothing I can do. She is 24 years old and has always been a totally strong person.
Please somebody make me feel a little better about this. I have been crying about this since last night.
The reason the vets and active duty people are direct is because we have been programmed that way by the Navy. We don't sugarcoat things because it gives the wrong meaning. We speak the truth and that way it enables those with the problem to work on it, and try to work out a solution.
When I 1st read this post, like Angie, I thought her days were over. We both have seen this 100's of times, and I'm actually quite surprised they are letting her stay because that is totally out of the norm for the Navy. With that said, I wouldn't totally focus that this situation is over, I truly don't think it is.
You still need to have a game plan in place in case the Navy does changes their mind. Think about what colleges she can attend, how to reestablish her medical insurance (if the insurance was dropped), and how she can move on in her life.
The bottomline is always have a game plan in place, Take the punches life throws, and hit back with a right hook.