Friday, February 20, 2009

~10 Days and STILL NOTHING from the ARMY~

It has been 10 days....YES TEN DAYS since Kristi hurt her knee and they gave her a wrap and crutches. They did x-rays and nothing is broken but they FINALLY did an MRI on Monday. She has to walk on crutch a mile and a half to these appointments. They told her to come back TODAY and they would tell her what they were going to do. I AM MAD AS HELL!!!! WHAT IS WRONG WITH THIS PICTURE? HOW CAN WE TREAT OUR MILITARY MEN AND WOMEN LIKE THIS???? This is OUR MILITARY, OUR MEN and WOMEN WHO RISK THEIR LIVES TO KEEP US FREE and SAFE. IT'S A CRYING SHAME!!!! A BIG BIG HUGE CRYING SHAME!!!!

Her Drill Instructor told her 3 things will happen....she will either chapter out on a Medical Discharge, they will do surgery, because they believe she has a torn ACL or meniscus or both, and have her recoup there, then start all over again. OR, they will do the surgery there, have her come home to recoup and then she will have to start all over again. She is just 7 weeks from graduation, receiving her $10, 000.00 sign on bonus AND FREE COLLEGE. She is so upset and sad and I can't blame her. To go thru boot camp and tech school only to have this happen just weeks before she graduates is so disheartening.

Please continue to pray for her and if you get a chance to write a note of encouragement to her, I know she would appreciate it and SO WOULD I!!!!

On a HAPPY NOTE: Alli's B-Ball Team is well on it's way to STATE, they won this week, first game in the semi-finals and play again Saturday night. I will keep you posted. She had 9 points and tons of rebounds. YEAH ALLI!!!!
Love to all of you, I am feeling better and stronger everyday...YIPPY SKIPPY!!!!And I am SO THRILLED to have those DAMN IMPLANTS OUT!!!!
Have a wonderful weekend, Amy

E1, O'Neill, Kristine

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IsabellasCloset said...

Amy, I stopped by to see how you and Kristie are doing.. Again it's just so very sad the way she is being treated by the military. Shame on them!
Way to go Alli girl!
Amy glad you are doing better.
Hugs & prayers to you both.
Love ~Mary~ :-}

Nola @ the Alamo said...

BIG BIG shame on our military for treating the soldiers this way! I am on a soapbox now, so let me unload. My dad was in World War II, and FINALLY got home from the army in 1945. We fought with the Veteran's Administration from then until he died last month. It is a crying shame how our soldiers and veterans are treated. It is bad enough they have to fight the enemy, but then they come home and STILL HAVE TO FIGHT their own country for decent health care! I pray I live long enough to see an administration in office that will FIX this problem!
God bless your daughter and all the other soldiers who keep us free. I pray for them and that they receive what they deserve from our government! Tell your daughter I thank her from the bottom of my heart!
Sorry to rant, but most of the world does not know how badly our soldiers are treated!

La Donna Welter said...

Sending prayers and love!

Anonymous said...

I find myself stopping by a couple of times every day to see how you are. Last week my Aunt went through a double masectomy. She is 76 & not doing very well. My prayers to you.... I will be back!
Love to you all!

Amy said...

Poor Kristi. Tell her to hang in there. Lots of people are thinking of her.
Yippee!!-- about the team and STATE!
Glad you're doing a little better each day Amy!!!

The Urban Chic said...

Amy, so glad you are feeling better and yes, I do understand what the military is doing to our soldiers and they have no shame. I will keep her in my prayers. And kuddos on the team. Love and Hugs, Pat

Anonymous said...

I'm so sorry to hear about your daughter.

I've heard a lot of stories about how are troops are not being supported and actually, ripped off, by the government. They're not getting their benefits, etc.

I pray all works out for Kristi.

I'm so glad you're feeling better. I have never regretted not having reconstruction and it's been almost 20 years.