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Received scripted phone call from son, he has been relocated to RCU for fever and dizziness, and to not come to graduation that was scheduled for 08/16/19. 

My SR told me not to worry gave me his new address for letters and said he will be there for 2 weeks? I am a bit puzzled and worried. Hope to hear more soon!

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AmyLynn, He'll get much needed rest while there. My daughter was better and stronger when she came out, just in time for Battlestations. She appreciated the rest. She's still sick but better.

Thank-you for your comment...I need to hear that this is a normal occurrence.

I understand they need to be fit for duty, I just couldn't understand the length of time they are keeping him there.  I wish him speedy recovery!


AmyLynn, My daughter was actually there less time than originally thought and only graduated a week later instead of weeks later. Praying for quick healing for your son.

Thank-you everyone for the kind words!

The goal of RCU is to get them healthy and back with their division (or the next division).  Hopefully he won't be in RCU long.  Hang in there!

Update: My SR has pneumonia and is on dr orders approximately 20 day rest, and meds. Then join a new divison and finish. Prayers please he is so sad.

Bed rest is the best thing for him right now.  Keep sending him letters - lots of positive talk.  He'll get through this - it's just a minor setback.  The main thing is for him to get healthy.....

We're here for you ;-D

Prayers for your son and a speedy recovery. My SR went in yesterday


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