2 DODMERB Questions

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  1. 2020hoping

    2020hoping New Member

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    Very new to this... DD received "Qualified" DODMERB in Aug.
    1. DD may have forgotten to include wisdom teeth removal surgery from 6th Grade in original DODMERB filing. Is there a way to check, is it necessary to mess with it?

    2. She rolled her ankle training after receiving Qualified letter, saw doc, xray negative all clear after a couple weeks in a boot. Do we need to shoot any info to DODMERB?

    IF DD is blessed with appointment would not be at I-Day till summer '16.
    She has done everything on her own during the process and is asking through her own channels as well, but I'm just a dad looking for another source of data.

    Help?
     
  2. Pima

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    I would not worry about either of these issues. Now if you said to me.

    1. Wisdom teeth pulled and she had an allergic reaction to the anything regarding surgery or afterwards, than yes, you should update it. If she went in, got them pulled, came out and went back to school 2 days later, it is not a biggie.
    ~ Additionally, she was under the age of 13. Wisdom teeth is not considered surgery when you compare it to other things like pins being placed in their bones. Most kids will have their wisdom teeth pulled.
    ~~ For AF rated officers that is part of their physical for flight school. You can get a pilot slot, but if they think that they need to be removed during that physical, they will make them do it. They would pass the DoDMERB with their wisdom teeth, but fail the FAA FC1 (flight exam). It is not a DQ per se. It is get it done and you move on....unless something happens during that removal...allergic reaction, infection, etc.
    2. Ankle, if you said she rolled it and had to have surgery with pins being placed, than yes, report it. However, all it appears to me is that it was a bad sprain and the doc went on the side of conservative for safety by putting her in a boot. She needs no PT.

    Just me, keep an eye on that ankle. Don't push it, because if she rolls it again, than it might be an injury that can start to recur under strain. My DS competed in TKD. He broke a bone below his 4th and 5th toe (pinky) during a sparring competition. It was not his toes, but the bone below, very awkward spot and a rare break...the docs even sent him for an MRI scan because they feared it could have been bone cancer. It wasn't, they were erring on the side of safety. He wore a boot for @6 weeks. He went back to TKD, broke it again about a year later at another competition. It is on all of his records. No DQ. He is a pilot. However, to this day he buys high end support sneakers because if he doesn't he can feel pain in his foot and it slows his run time down.

    That is why we joke about wrapping the kids in bubble wrap after they get an SA appointment or a ROTC scholarship.
     
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  3. 2020hoping

    2020hoping New Member

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    Pima, Thank you for taking the time to respond... easier to breathe now! No complications of any kind with wisdom teeth. Ankle all good and the bubble wrap thing has come up for sure as hockey season is just getting going.... can't wait to hold my breathe during her senior season. That's gonna be super. Really appreciate the detailed reply! Have a great Labor Day!!
     
  4. Newyorker

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    What if your kid is in the nomination process. Healthy and strong as an ox. Then tears his ACL in school football. Will be healed and back to himself in March??????
     

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