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  1. shutterbugC

    shutterbugC Member

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    Just watching the live feed and the EMT's have been called in. They entered the Delano Hall. When does a parent OR does a parent get called if it is their DS/DD? Or do you have to wait until your DS/DD calls you or tells you about it.
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  2. USMMA2014mom

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    I just saw that too...:frown:
     
  3. luv2fly

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    You wait until DD/DS calls
     
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    In Good Hands

    To all anxiety filled moms out there, rest assured your DS/DD is in good hands at Kings Point. A large chunk of the midshipmen there are well-trained as EMTs and they are frequently called in anytime someone is not feeling well. I would imagine with the heat there are several PCs that are feeling its effects. They are always on the cautious side of any situation. If your DS / DD has to go to the Patten Health Clinic, they will generally allow him / her to call home. If there is anything the least bit serious, they do not hesitate to make use of the civilian hospital nearby as a precaution.

    If you think about it, your DS / DD is watched over and taken care of much more closely than if he / she were at a civilian college. Take a deep breath and try to relax. It's okay to worry (after all, that has been our job for the past 17-18 years) but just not too much. Sunday and your phone call will be here before you know it. Hang in there!
     
  5. KP2013dramamama

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    Nice words mom. I remember when platoon after platoon during indoc and the start of the school year were heading to Patton or the Hospital b/c of Swine Flu. It was nasty! Yes, they are better taken care of b/c they now belong to the Govt!!!:thumb: I remember that from Open House 09:yllol:
     
  6. shutterbugC

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    I wasn't worried, just wanted info on what would happen. I heard from a former student that parents didn't get called and he didn't call his parents when he was at the hospital. Don't know why he didn't but he told her when he called her on Sunday. She freaked out but at least I am prepared.
     
  7. luv2fly

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    kpmom2013,

    Very well said!

    2014 parents one thing to remember as was told to us last year the 2013 parents. When you go to bed at night you will know exactly where your DS/DD is. They will be tucked in sleeping bag in a barracks at Kings Point. Not out on the town.
     
  8. shutterbugC

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    I was just looking at the live feed when they lined up after supper. BOY, have they dropped like flies. The square was filled with kids and now there are platoons that are not even there. I am sorry for those that left, I feel for you and the parents who worked so hard to get them there. I just hope the best for your kids.
     
  9. Jimp3831

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    Bailing out?

    I thought no one can drop out till after Indoc? It would be a shame for anyone to quit now.
     
  10. shutterbugC

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    Last year, they dropped out during Indoc. One kid wrote his mom and said that a girl had dropped out on day 2. If you look at the live feed when they line up, there isn't nearly as many kids there as there was when it first started.
    I really don't know. If they cannot, then where are they?
     
  11. Treemantwo

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    Bailing Out?????

    Whoa.......Let's take a deep breath here...ok, now exhale. I caution everyone about making any assumptions about plebe candidates dropping out based on a live feed. The lack of one's prescence on the grinder can be attributed to any number of reasons and I for one don't want to see a thread based on misinformation. Let's think positive and have a team attitude.......no negative thoughts ! Ok.....I feel better now !
     
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    There have been 5 plebes that have quit, about on par with the last few years, which each lost 12 during indoc.
     
  13. navig8r

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    As new parents I think we are all best served by being patient and getting our information from the horse's mouth. We are blessed to be able to see so much of what our children are doing because of the kindness of so many people posting pictures and video. But I think there is a danger in spending too much time poring over the pictures or the live feed or the videos and drawing conclusions about what is happening based on what we have heard from other sources.

    I am thrilled to see my son in the handful of photos where I've been able to find him. I'm deliriously happy to have received a couple of short letters. He says this is the hardest thing he's ever done - but he sounds confident and more or less content and in pretty good spirits, all things considered.

    I am a firm believer that bad news travels fast. If I didn't think that he would be as well cared for at KP as he was in my home, I'd have tried to talk him out of this adventure. And I am confident that they are all being very well looked after - even if they don't realize it now.

    Hopefully we will all feel that much better about things after that first phone call.
     
  14. jamzmom

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    It could be that some are late getting back from a class/training. Could be they were missing due to not having met an objective on time & will show up soonish. Maybe they had to re-do cleaning those shower tiles with a toothbrush because a spec of mold was found after the first go round. They might be still laying around by the pool & didn't hear the dinner bell? :biggrin:

    Watching the live feed can be both a blessing & a curse. A glimpse of your Candidate can be worth a million bucks but not seeing them can be pretty worrisome. Keep the faith that what got your kid there will keep them there.

    If your Candidate lands in the local hospital with a serious (let me repeat, SERIOUS) matter, parents WILL be notified. If not serious in nature, they will patch them up & carry on. Remember the motto: No news is good news. Try not to worry to extremes. They are being well cared for. Pushed to their limits but seen after by good hands.

    On a side note: We have awesome super duper appreciated KP representatives here who kindly take the time to offer words of wisdom to help in understanding matters. Many thanks sent to them.
     

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