Waiver Anxiety

txmomma

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DS received medical DQ mid January for Asthma. His status changed to "pending Waiver submission" and he was told by admissions that a waiver was requested. We contacted his Dr and was told he never had the diagnosis. Asthma as never proven just an inhaler for precaution after a hard workout in the cold. We shared that info with Dodmerb and its been quiet for almost six weeks. Is this normal? The anxiety for DS is killing me. He has a conditional offer. Any one with experience?
 

5Day

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Waivers for Asthma do happen. How did you convey the fact that DS never had Asthma, a personal note or something from his physician? A note from a Dr. will carry much more weight. The standard does say "reliably" diagnosed asthma, but more times than not they DQ for any asthma or use of an inhaler and allow the commissioning source to make the final determination via a waiver.

It could be the case that DoDMERB wants the commissioning source to review your DS condition and issue a waiver.

BTW: based on the subject line thought you were asking about a waiver for Anxiety, which is much harder to get than asthma. Glad to hear that it is just parents anxiety. LOL.
 

txmomma

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Waivers for Asthma do happen. How did you convey the fact that DS never had Asthma, a personal note or something from his physician? A note from a Dr. will carry much more weight. The standard does say "reliably" diagnosed asthma, but more times than not they DQ for any asthma or use of an inhaler and allow the commissioning source to make the final determination via a waiver.

It could be the case that DoDMERB wants the commissioning source to review your DS condition and issue a waiver.

BTW: based on the subject line thought you were asking about a waiver for Anxiety, which is much harder to get than asthma. Glad to hear that it is just parents anxiety. LOL.

Thanks a lot.. lol.. we sent the medical records and a note from the doctor. I guess it just takes a long time for all to be reviewed.
 

OK-AFALO

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Good afternoon txmomma. I'm new to this forum and signed up just so I could address your issue which is very familiar to me: My DD is a '12 USAFA grad & current captain. She almost didn't get accepted due to some mixups, lack of follow-through, etc. It resulted in 2 or 3 med DQ's and not receiving her BFE until 2 days before her HS graduation.

The main point: you have to get your son to keep pushing and follow that through trying to resolve all issues and consider all avenues.

I'm currently a USAFA Liaison Officer & have more insight + examples and suggestions beyond her specific case.

For more information -I"ll share contact info if you'll PM me. This may be a 10-20 minute phone call to go over my comments and all the questions you may end up having as I relate our experiences and the experience of others.
 

txmomma

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Good afternoon txmomma. I'm new to this forum and signed up just so I could address your issue which is very familiar to me: My DD is a '12 USAFA grad & current captain. She almost didn't get accepted due to some mixups, lack of follow-through, etc. It resulted in 2 or 3 med DQ's and not receiving her BFE until 2 days before her HS graduation.

The main point: you have to get your son to keep pushing and follow that through trying to resolve all issues and consider all avenues.

I'm currently a USAFA Liaison Officer & have more insight + examples and suggestions beyond her specific case.

For more information -I"ll share contact info if you'll PM me. This may be a 10-20 minute phone call to go over my comments and all the questions you may end up having as I relate our experiences and the experience of others.
Thanks a lot @OK-AFALO . I will PM you soon. I have to get my postings up. Thanks again. Time is ticking and I am very Nervous.
 

OK-AFALO

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yea... I see I too have to get 10 postings. I'm about to pull my ALO card ... the one we've been waiting since Aug '15 to receive :)
 
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