Welcome to the Division Discussion for Divisions 169 - 170
These two divisions are brother divisions and will be training together from the beginning through BS21 their final test. Your SRs, soon to be SAILORS, are becoming friends, and some of them may be heading to A School together.
Get to know each other, your SRs are!
Please still use the Main Wall of the PIR Group to post questions, and concerns, we “veteran” moms don’t always get to into the discussion area as often as we would like.
Every single question that is asked is important
Every single concern is genuine
Every single member is important to us
We don't want to accidentally overlook any of them or you.
Hang in there!!!
I asked my son if he knew of any sailors who would welcome a letter. He replied in his last letter that some sailors haven't gotten any mail yet. So if you don't mind writing an extra letter here or there, your sailor can probably let you know of an SR who would appreciate a letter. Love reading your comments, Moms!
I didn't get any letters this week. /:
Anyone get the second call on Saturday?
My SR had *pneumonia* and 3 days bed rest and 3 of light duty. It drove me insane to know he was sick and I couldn't do anything!!! Thankfully, he wasn't set back. Any other SRs get sick yet?
Oh no, that's awful. My son was sick at the beginning. I couldn't tell on Saturday (he left me a message) if he was sick or exhausted.
I was concerned about the shots too. I think this is it:
Flu, measles, mumps, rubella, diphtheria, tetanus, polio, yellow fever.
It appears the peanut butter shot is gamma globulin, which is an immune booster.
The next set of shots will be boosters for the above. I guess it's easier for them to give everybody everything, than to try to sort out who has had what.
Getting sick in BC is very common, too many people from too many places with different viruses entering the building. Lessened immune systems, lack of sleep, and no slowing down is a huge factor in getting sick. They are watched, can be required to hit medical, and if necessary they are put on meds, and light duty until able to returning to full training. Don't worry if your recruit has some SIQ, they can make up anything they may have missed. The most common illnesses seems to be colds, pneumonia, pink eye, and athletes foot.
A couple of years ago a recruit brought in Chicken Pox, and exposed many. The outbreak was so bad they had to designate one ship for quarantine, and send those recruits exposed to recover. It happens!
Be prepared for the phone call Friday afternoon.
Need someone to hold my hand. So very nervous tonight, but full of confidence !