My son was in Uniform 192 completing week 3 of boot camp. He called and told us that his shin splints flared up and he was put on medical hold. He said that one doc told him that if he isn't better in a week they will send him home! Another Doc told him that he is willing to work with him for a while. This is unfortunate because he said he was doing really well other than this. I know there has been similar topics covered in this forum but they were a couple of years ago. Maybe policies have changed since then.
My question is twofold:
First, I have read that the CG will work with you however long it takes to get better then you can rejoin another company. But they told my son that they would send him home if he isn't better in a week. It is not like shin splints are a debilitating problem that cannot be corrected. Anybody have any insight on this? What factors in to how they handle his case?
Second, what does it mean to be sent home? Is that a medical discharge? Can he get healed and start again? Does he have to start all over again? I read somewhere in this forum about a convalescent leave option where he would be sent home to heal then return to boot camp to continue. Is that a possibility?