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Kat
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  • Maricopa, Arizona
  • United States

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  • Natalie ~*~ aka Shane's Mom ~*~
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Julie (Cory's mom) left a comment for Kat
"Kat: Navy for Moms has been invited to attend the North Central Phoenix DEP picnic on April 4th. It will be at Cortez Park at 35th Ave and Dunlap. Check it out on the "Events" page. If you need more information, let me know!"
Mar 11, 2009
Natalie ~*~ aka Shane's Mom ~*~ left a comment for Kat
"Hi Kat, I just wanted to stop by to see how your son is going? I hope he's much better by now. These must be very difficult times for you. If you need anything I can help with please don't hesitate to ask. Take care~ Natalie"
Jan 29, 2009
Melia left a comment for Kat
"I am so sorry to hear that he wouldn't be graduating next week. If you decide to fly out to see your son in the hospital, please let me know so I can give you infos you need. How to get here, where to stay....etc."
Jan 29, 2009
Kat left a comment for Melia
"HI Melia, I wanted to please ask for your help again. My son is still in hospital, and I have no idea what is going on. Does the Military not contact family memebrs when somthing happens like this? I am pretty frantic and am not sure why we have not…"
Jan 28, 2009

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About me:
I am from New Zealand. Met my husband while he was deployed to Antarctica so have had 24 plus years "in the navy".
I am here to support or represent my:
Harmon
Stage of (Sailor’s) Navy Career?
Enlisted
When I heard “Navy,” I:
Encouraged him/her
From my experience with the Navy, the most important thing I learned was:
Being a Navy Mom is totally different to being a Navy wife!
Through this Navy experience, I now believe:
This was the best decision he/she could have made

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At 10:22pm on March 11, 2009, Julie (Cory's mom) said…
Kat: Navy for Moms has been invited to attend the North Central Phoenix DEP picnic on April 4th. It will be at Cortez Park at 35th Ave and Dunlap. Check it out on the "Events" page. If you need more information, let me know!
At 7:22pm on January 29, 2009, Melia said…
Are you planning on renting a car? There is a shuttle from the airport to the hotel in GL area. I believe it is around $75 round trip. So you can take that shuttle to the hotel and use a hotel shuttle to go back and forth between VA hospital and a hotel.


Days Inn in Great lakes/Lake Bluff is one of the closest motel from VA hospital and they do have free shuttles. Their rate is around $45/night. It is a walking distance to Flannagans restaurant where many navy moms have meet and greet. I can look for more hotels with a free shuttle in this area if you would like but I believe $45 is one of the lowest price around at a decent hotel.

If you want to rent a car I can give you direction and all.

Let me know if there is anything else you would like to find out.
At 6:57pm on January 29, 2009, KAREN (DIV 095 SH 10) said…
Hi Kat, Just dropping in to tell you that I am thinking about you and your son Harmon. I hope he is getting better every day and you are getting the help you need from the Navy.
My prayers are with you.
At 6:23pm on January 29, 2009, Natalie ~*~ aka Shane's Mom ~*~ said…
Hi Kat, I just wanted to stop by to see how your son is going? I hope he's much better by now. These must be very difficult times for you. If you need anything I can help with please don't hesitate to ask. Take care~ Natalie
At 1:20pm on January 29, 2009, Melia said…
I am so sorry to hear that he wouldn't be graduating next week.

If you decide to fly out to see your son in the hospital, please let me know so I can give you infos you need. How to get here, where to stay....etc.
At 4:41pm on January 28, 2009, Melia said…
You are very welcome! Just keep me posted on your son's condition and all. I hope he'll get better soon and be able to graduate sometime soon.
At 12:35am on January 28, 2009, Melia said…
I am so sorry to hear that no one from boot camp contacted you yet. Have you contacted ombudsmen yet? These ladies are usually who helps out military spouses and be the point of contact when we have problems. I heard ombudsmen here also help out parents who have children in boot camp so you should contact them.

Kathleen Vowles
Mindy Reynolds
Recruit Training Command Ombudsmen
847-561-3408
rtcombudsman2008@aol.com
At 7:56pm on January 25, 2009, Melia said…
No they will not kick him out of the boot camp. They will just put him with another division and he will still graduate.

My husband hasn't had a situation like this before so he is not sure. But he think, most likely RDC will let him know while he is at the hospital or after he gets out there that he is going to be set back.

So just keep in touch with your son and be prepared to change your plan.

Good luck!
At 8:54pm on January 24, 2009, Melia said…
Hi Kat. I was gone all day so I just read your message. I saw that your friend is on the way to see your son but I am not sure if they will be able to see your son since visiter hour is till 8pm.

Visits by relatives and close friends of patients are encouraged because of the therapeutic value in maintaining family ties and continued contact with the environment outside the medical center.

Visiting hours for all wards are 11:00AM to 8:00PM daily except for inpatient Domiciliary programs. Each program has established policies concerning visiting hours. Please check with the program staff.

Visiting hours for the intensive care unit are 24 hours a day, not more often than hourly, visits limited to 10 minutes, immediate family members only, two at a time.

Visitors are expected to adhere to the established visiting hours; however, family members of patients on the Seriously Ill list may visit at any time with the approval of the treatment team.

Only two visitors will be permitted to visit a patient's bedside at one time.

Generally, children under 15 years of age may not visit patients on the wards without prior approval by the treatment team and charge nurse.

About his PIR, you might need to change your plan if you already have hotels and stuff booked. I asked my husband (RDC) and most likely he will get set back and won't be graduating on Feb 6th. But wait to do anything till your son tells you for sure. Ask him about it next time you get to talk to him.

Please let me know if there is else I can help you with. I am glad to hear that your son is out of ICU.
At 12:17pm on December 1, 2008, Jeri-Jo A said…
Kat, The last message you sent was on Navy4Moms. Here is my email address. chandlerprincess@yahoo.com. I know what you mean.... I've been on here for 4 months and still learning how to move around this site. LOL
 
 
 

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