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Soon to be deployed son with health problems

By September 23, 2010 - 6:35pm

My son is being deployed to Afghanistan very soon. He came back from Iraq with an assortment of respiratory problems and was subsequently diagnosed with sleep apnea, hypersomnolence, allergies requiring 3 shots per week, and now he's on drugs that have a side effect of elevating blood pressure. Thankfully, he is not infantry but a year in Afghanistan cannot help his health problems. I'm hoping that by sharing with other Moms that we can support each other while we wait.

By HERWriter Guide October 26, 2010 - 7:55am

Hi Honeybug,

Thanks for opening this Group!

I'm surprised your son is being deployed at all, with his health problems although I know that many are being deployed despite old rules (that have been amended due to needing more soldiers).

Has he left yet? Are you fears less about the war and more about the health issues that he is facing?

Are you coping, emotionally?

I hope to hear back from you soon!

October 26, 2010 - 7:55am

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