Recruit dad and s bit worried. Son passed out during the Crucible
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    Unhappy Recruit dad and s bit worried. Son passed out during the Crucible

    So last night I'm on Facebook and I see one of my boys' icon lit up, which is odd because he's been at MCRD San Diego for the last 12 weeks and He should have started the Crucible at 2 AM that day. In short order I get a panicked call from his girlfriend saying He passed out during the hike. He was in Hospital for 24 hrs observation. We haven't gotten an official call or notification on his status, but somehow there is a smart TV in his hospital room and he was able to hit Facebook through that and we were able to talk to him, briefly, that way. From what he described, the dork got dehydrated and got hit with heat exhaustion, cramped up and fell out.

    Anyway, here is where I'm concerned. This is the Crucible. I have no doubt he *will* graduate, but he may not be able to graduate on time, with his twin brother, which was his goal. (His twin brother, by the way, is apparently doing fine). If he's laid up for 24 hrs during other points it shouldn't be a big deal, but this happened during the crucible. Is he likely to be delayed, and for how long?

    Thanks a bunch and thanks to all who served

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    I would think that it would be pretty important that they keep him in sick bay and pump some fluid in him and pretty much check that he has no heart problems, high blood pressure and then release him back too training. Better safe than sorry.


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    So far he seems to be ok and is in high spirits. I'm wondering now if he'll graduate on time


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    If he gets sent to MRP (Med Rehab Platoon) he will probably graduate about a week later and that will be with a different platoon.


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    That's what I thought. What kind of stinks is we got two of them there, same platoon and they were going to graduate together, and we can't make 2 separate trips out there
    Also, grandma and Grandpa are having a Barbecue in Texas for them, Can't let that get missed over a little heat stroke .
    Thanks for your insight. God Bless


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    How did this turn out? I would have been a basket case. Though, this board really helped keep me anchored in reality.


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    Well, One of them graduated and is currently in MCT at Camp Pendleton. The one who got Heatstroke is still at San Diego in the MRP, getting biweekly checkups and doing what recruits do in MRP. The latest word is 6 to 8 weeks. Real precise
    We are being patient because if there was no chance he'd be out already.


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    Quote Originally Posted by tikicomputing View Post
    Well, One of them graduated and is currently in MCT at Camp Pendleton. The one who got Heatstroke is still at San Diego in the MRP, getting biweekly checkups and doing what recruits do in MRP. The latest word is 6 to 8 weeks. Real precise
    We are being patient because if there was no chance he'd be out already.
    He was surely evaluated as a man the Corps wants and needs. Please keep us updated.


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    In my day....if you passed out on a force march.....you was yelled at, kicked, punched, and then your recruit brothers would pick you up and carry you the rest of the way.


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    Quote Originally Posted by tikicomputing View Post
    Well, One of them graduated and is currently in MCT at Camp Pendleton. The one who got Heatstroke is still at San Diego in the MRP, getting biweekly checkups and doing what recruits do in MRP. The latest word is 6 to 8 weeks. Real precise
    We are being patient because if there was no chance he'd be out already.
    We Marines have a saying for this: It is called "Hurry Up And Wait"


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