My son just got DQ'd for chronic uticaria...now what?

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  1. a3ROTCdad27

    a3ROTCdad27 New Member

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    My son just received his dq form stating chronic uticaria. He had some allergies in the past so we took him to the dr. to see what was wrong with him and they just said he had some allergies nothing major but now we received this which will negate his scholarship. He is heartbroken at the moment and i am just scrambling to figure out what to do next. Is this something that can easily be waived? Any info will help!!!

    Dad...
     
  2. sheriff3

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    Sorry to hear about your son's DQ. DoDMERB may have no choice but to DQ. BUT.... since your DS has been awarded a scholarship then the AROTC surgeon general will automatically review for a waiver. Start gathering all of the medical records that pertain to the DQ'd medical condition. If possible consult with and have your DS examined by a retired military Dr. If all else fails and the waiver is denied google "DoDMERB Consultants" Glenn may be able to give you some sound advice. Best of luck. :thumb:
     
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    a3ROTCdad27 New Member

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    Ok I will do that. Thank you for the information. We are just freaking out but I am sure it will work out.
     
  4. LDay2fly

    LDay2fly New Member

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    DQ'd then denied waiver

    My son and I understand the devastation. Son was DQ'd due to "abnormal urinary findings"... (small amounts of blood and protein in urine only seen under microscope). This was a surprise to us since he is an extreme athlete with no other medical problems.

    He was automatically given a waiver review b/c he is an ROTC scholarship recipient. We were advised by DoDMERB to NOT turn in any additional medical paperwork until directed. His status on DoDMERB remained "Pending waiver review" for several months. The waiver authority for NROTC, which is BUMED, also told us to not submit paperwork until advised.

    He had every other test done short of a kidney biopsy...CT scan-all good, kidney function-all good...Kidney doc feels this is thin basement membrane...a waiverable condition...but it can not be confirmed without a biopsy.

    Today, son's status on DoDMERB changed to "waiver denied" even though we never submitted any additional medical tests...because we were told to wait. We don't understand why the waiver authority did not request additional medical records.

    Son's kidney doctor would rather take a watch and see approach with additional testing b/c the condition is not severe. However, in order to provide a definitive diagnosis to appeal the denied waiver, we feel that son must get the biopsy.

    Since we were never directed to submit additional records...I wanted to inform you of our situation b/c your son was just DQ'd and the advice to "wait before submitting additional medical records" did not work for us. Now we are in a situation to try and appeal a denied waiver.

    Also, without the waiver, we are unable to meet the tuition in time even though my son has a Presidential Scholarship from the college, multiple grants and loans...this is truly beyond heartbreaking for him. Our only choice is to stay in the fight until the end and try to appeal. Best of luck to you and your son. My heart goes out to young men and women who want to serve in our military but must walk through this difficult process.
     
  5. a3ROTCdad27

    a3ROTCdad27 New Member

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    I am so sorry to hear that. I totally understand what you are going through and he is so upset right now. We are going to get more tests done and send it to his battalion leader at his college and let him take it from there. I hope your journey ends well and that your son gets to serve his country as I hope mine will as well.
     
  6. LDay2fly

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    a3ROTCdad27... Want to thank you for your kindness. I try to post the facts that may be helpful to others on the thread, but my post was written on an emotional day. I want to apologize for the length and the high emotions. My son handled the situation better than I.
    We continue to work towards a positive result.
     

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