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PNEUMONIA

Posted By: ROSAMARIA ACOSTA 07-15-11

 

So i decided to give a call to my son's sen DI as he said if at any time mom you would like to check on my progress you can always contact him..yesterday was that day..as a mom you know when you get a feeling about your child, well i did, it turns out he has an upper resp. infection.

also the ssgt mentioned my son had an outburst a week earlier because his head was pounding so bad, of course they believed it to be stressed related, unfortunately they do not know each child when they arrive at boot camp and if they knew my son at all, they would have thought better of it.

im not complaining as they did send him to the dr. the dr obviously didnt see what was coming, my call today was from the capt. your son is fine mam, he has pneumonia and is being sent to evaluation holding, being given very strong meds and resting well..he will stay there until he recovers completely, he even let me speak with him..he sounded so distant and drained, although he says, i was really sick mom, but feeling better today..

his former di called me as well to inform me, they are very good with that i must say..i appreciated the concern and the care for both my son and i as his mom, unfortunatley he is being dropped to another platoon upon his recovery and mikey says thats fine Mom, not worried..my sadness thickend when i came to find a letter from my son this evening in the mail...mom, i havent been doing so well, the pressure sometimes is so overbearing my head has been pounding from all the yelling and feeling exausted ( im assuming this is the sickness taking its from)

i feel like no matter how hard im trying or how much i want this, maybe this just want meant to be.....wow, i havent stopped crying since, fell asleep and now its 1:30 am and i find myself here looking for some reassurance, i feel so helpless, my baby is so sick and i cannot do anything, i know he is being cared for , but there is nothing *I* can do...so sad for him...

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christine esposito Avatar

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OMG, I feel like I am reading somthing I wrote ..At this very moment I am going thru the exact same thing. I got a call from my son on sunday and he was at naval hospital. said Mom Im sick, vomiting blood for two days, i sent you letters they tell you whats going on, i cant talk but i sent letters...talked to sdi and he said luke had URI, got three letters from son today (written before hospital) and he said he is so sick and wants to come home, he feels like he is dying. Said please help me.
My son has never been sick! maybe a cold once or twice and childhood ear infections, but this is nothing like ever before, fever over 102. and they sent him back to platoon..I am so scared for him..I feel like i have been lied to, uri is not the same thing as pneumonia, I am a nurse, and to top it off today was the gas chamber. I cant stop crying and worrying and this is taking a toll on me. I have Multiple Sclerosis and the stress kicks my symptoms up. I feel like I am ready to collapse..put a call into chaplin and no call back, also sent sdi another email asking to please contact me again and no reply..

Posted by: christine esposito on 08/30/2011

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ROSAMARIA ACOSTA Avatar

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MIKES FINALLY BETTER, OUT OF EHP, AND HAS BEEN PICKED UP BY 2ND RTBN GOLF CO. PLT 2081 <3 THANK YOU GOD FOR WATCHING OVER HIM ;D

Posted by: ROSAMARIA ACOSTA on 08/18/2011

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Steven Slapikas Avatar

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Keep sending letters and make them positive for his sake. I read somewhere, I think on here, to write down your worries in a separate book and only send positive re-enforcement to your son. Good luck

Posted by: Steven Slapikas on 07/28/2011

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ROSAMARIA ACOSTA Avatar

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THANK YOU, YES, THATS WHAT I HAVE BEEN DOING

Posted by: ROSAMARIA ACOSTA on 07/29/2011

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yessenia henriquez Avatar

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Wow Rosemarie i am deeply saddened just reading this my fiance is sad he sent me a letter i received last night where he told me your son got really sick because of the swimming course they took he feels bad but also told me that acosta is a very strong individual who has not quit yet in the toughest time being in there he wont quit now!! he has his family out here waiting for him to graduate and that is exactly what he is going to do.. of course as a mother you are extremely worried and will be until you see him just stay as strong as possible for him. He will fully recover i am sure about that. turn ur frown into a smile be proud you have a great son ;)

Posted by: yessenia henriquez on 07/22/2011

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HI yessenia, im happy to say i did hear from Mike and this letter was a good one, he says he's gotten better and is more determined then ever :) now this sounds like my baby, im sure the illness brought down his spirits and now that he is feeling better and with the Grace Of
God holding his hand, mike is back in there like the trooper he is...Im so glad your fiance is doing well, as i am all the other recruits, my blessings and best wishes in strength and health to them all...I send him a letter almost everyday, positive energy, continued support letting him know this too shall pass as will all the other test before him...his faith is as strong as mine and his spirit shall carry him through :) _ the letter from him was on friday the 22nd. he should be going to a different platoon very soon, he will not be gradutating on sept 9th, but thats not a problem for him at all..hes says *mom, a Marine once told me that i must become a Man before I become a Marine, so I;m Man'n up momma because I'm coming home a Marine! , that was what and all i needed to hear :) the Marine Corp is taking great care in our young recruits.

Posted by: ROSAMARIA ACOSTA on 07/25/2011

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Tammy  Danner Avatar

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My son left June 20th and when he wrote me on the 12th of July he said there were lots of kids with respiratory infections. He also had a bad cold but was feeling as if it was getting better. His recruiter shared with me that this is typical because of the new environment and reassured me that they would take very good care of my son if needed.
Prayers to your family and stay positive for him. It sounds like he needs encouragement to help him get through this.

Posted by: Tammy Danner on 07/22/2011

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Tammy, Hi, yes the DI's have their hands full with sick recruits and also told me the same, Your son will be just fine, I did receieve a letter from my son, and he is better :D . thank you for your blessings and support, I do nothing but pray and I believe that all of ours will be answered. GOD IS TAKING CARE OF OUR CHILDREN , I HAVE NO DOUBT. but it is tough for us, Encouragement is the key..I never let mikey know How worried I was, I stayed postive for the both of us! thanks again, may your son and family and yourself stayed blessed.

Posted by: ROSAMARIA ACOSTA on 07/25/2011

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Ellen Englert Avatar

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My heart feels for you, that's for sure. My son left on June 26th, and I have cried every day. My oldsest son is a Seabee and is going to Afghanastan soon, second deployment. My youngest, who is at Parris Island has had asthma and I am really worried, especially with the hot weather. I can't wait until Sept, graduation day! I hope your son is feeling better, I think the stress is over whelming for them and us! i pray it gets better!

Posted by: Ellen Englert on 07/21/2011

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Ellen, yes, Mikey had gottenm better, his letter informs me that he is and also back in high spirits, the best news i think i have ever heard! no worries, I have complete trust and faith in the Marines at PI.. they take great care of our children, i know they are aware of your sons asthma and hopefully he is doing well...your a very strong woman having two children in the military can be twice as worrysome..but it can and must bring your twice as much pride :) God Bless them both and your self and family..thank you for your prayers, they are always appreciated.

Posted by: ROSAMARIA ACOSTA on 07/25/2011

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Lori Knishka Avatar

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While its hard because they're so far away there is always something we can do for them - pray & reassure him via letters that this too shall pass. The doctors will take care of him. His drill instructor is already watching out for him. Basic training is tough but it's all about making sure they're as prepared as they can be for anything that comes their way. As parents we want them to be as prepared as possible. It may be an extremely difficult 13 weeks but it's temporary & each day brings them closer to their goal of being a Marine. Stay strong & God bless you & your son.

Posted by: Lori Knishka on 07/18/2011

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Thank you Lori, Praying is what I do best and most often ;) , and your right, I do write him telling him exactly that, that this is just a temporary setback, not a complete knock down and he will be back at training in no time..Thank you, I needed to hear that I have been helping in a way, I may not be able to cook him chicken soup but i can certainly uplift his spirit ;)....but i know chicken soup would def help, and make me feel better :( God Bless You, Your kind words have helped alot.

Posted by: ROSAMARIA ACOSTA on 07/19/2011

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