Hello, any advice is greatly appreciated. I will try to just give the short story. My son stress fractured hus leg on the last week of bootcamp on his final run & was put into a full leg cast on July 6th, 2018. The cast was removed in August 2018. A couple days later, he slipped & tore his tendon. This injury required surgery. He is back at Ship 04 recovering. He is so much stronger than I am. I miss him very much & knowing that he is injured makes it harder. Has anyone had a similar experience with a successful outcome that can be shared? He is a fighter & is determined to get to A school for Air Traffic Control. Thank you for any & all input on this stressful situation.
My son and another mom's son were in RCU at the same time and we chatted back and forth about the experience at https://navyformoms.ning.com/group/ship04div741/forum/topics/fractu... . In that thread we decided RCU is a lot like purgatory for our kids and us.
One thing I know for sure: if your son is determined enough he'll get to A school. He's going to have to endure a lot more than those who don't visit RCU but the experience will help him in the long run.
One thing that helped my boy was working as a yeoman in the RCU office. It's pushing papers but the routine and sense of doing something was the best thing he did while there. Tell your son to ask for a yeoman position. It's worth it for him.
Best of luck!
Thank you so much!