Mono?!?

Discussion in 'Naval Academy - USNA' started by hopeful1998, Apr 27, 2016.

  1. hopeful1998

    hopeful1998 Member

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    My DS has accepted his appointment and will (god willing) report on June 30. However, I'm a bit panicked right now because there is an outbreak of mono in DS's school, especially in the senior class. In fact, my DD (also a HS student) was tested for it (no results yet) and has symptoms. DS has no symptoms, but should I test him before I-day even if he remains asymptomatic? An active Mono virus can be asymptomatic for weeks or even months. If he has it, can he report at all? or be deferred? UGH! Why now??
     
  2. FalconsRock

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    hopeful1998, sorry to hear about your DD, I hope she is feeling better soon. IMHO, I would not go running tests looking for an illness. You never know what you may uncover (read the post on slightly high cholesterol). If your son is asymptomatic, leave him alone and DO NOT DO ANY TESTING!! If he gets sick, he gets sick, nothing you can do about it. You certainly have more and better things to do than worry whether or not your DS will become ill. Enjoy the time you have left and think positive and tell him not to go around kissing all the girls. :) That's my 2 cents worth.
     
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    Agree. If he shows symptoms, then test. Reinforce hand washing, not sharing drinks or eating utensils, etc. If he is working out at school wipe down gym equipment.
     
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  4. hopeful1998

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    Thank you! You are right, of course. I think I just panicked
     
  5. LLJ

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    DS had mono sophomore year. It's ok. Worst case: he will sleep for the next two weeks and then be tired for 2 more. He'll make June just fine.
     

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