AROTC sophomore illness requiring no PT

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  1. sappel32

    sappel32 Member

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    A virus brought on a mild case of myocarditis. Docs want a 3 month hiatus from physical activity. He was home on break when this happened. Hospitalized for 2 days. Anyone know what the AROTC take would be in this situation? He is on full scholarship.
     
  2. AROTC Parent

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    Notify Cadre

    Notify Cadre. Do what they tell you. Bring documentation from your doctor. If you are already contracted it may require a subsequent release to full activity from your Doctor and possibly a review/determination by the Cadet Command Surgeon for retention when the issue is resolved.

    Keep all medical documents for later.

    Good Luck. It will be OK.
     
  3. The OC Josh

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    It's possible. Girl at my school got Mono and was restricted from physical activity. It should be alright. Just talk with your cadre and doctor to keep the communication open.
     
  4. Full Metal Bulldog

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    I've never heard of the Army having an issue with someone taking a break from PT because they were sick as long as it was legitimate.
     
  5. AROTC Parent

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    OP - PM Sent

    Myocarditis is disqualifying in accordance with AR40-501. Waivers are possible.

    Chapter 2 Physical Standards for Enlistment, Appointment, and Induction
    "e. Current or history of cardiomyopathy (425), including myocarditis (422), or congestive heart failure (428), does
    not meet the standard."

    Communicate with Cadre.
     
  6. sappel32

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    Thank for responses

    I was aware of AR40-501. I will hope for the best. Most important thing is he is ok and will fully recover. Thanks for the replies.
     
  7. AROTC Parent

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    Perspective

    You've got it right!

    College crud hits many ROTC cadets burning the candle at both ends. They deal with this many times every year at Cadet Command. Silver lining-he's not an MS3 prepping for LDAC.
     
  8. Aglahad

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    Myocarditis is a little more than the college crud but considering it's viral nature and the fact that he is young and healthy I wouldn't be too concerned about the lasting effects unless he has underlining cardiomyopathy issues which they would have seen on an echo. Treatment is usually just supportive till the body gets rid of the virus. Throw in a older person with other existing heart issues and then you have problems.Bottom line is for him to get better and worry about at ROTC later.
     

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