I am a Specialist deployed in Kuwait. My wife and our 3 children are in Ft. Carson, CO. She has a ganglion cyst in her wrist that's been their for months. Over the past couple of months it has gotten so bad that she needs both vicodin and tramadol to deal with the pain.
My kids are 6, 5 and 1. the youngest still in diapers. My wife needs to be able to wash dishes and vacuum, mop and just general household stuff. As well as drive the kids to school and to the grocery store and what not, which she should not be doing while on her medication, but if she doesn't take the pills the pain is to much.
Her doctor's appointment was today to set up the surgery, which won't be at least for another 6 weeks. The doctor will not send out a red cross message until 3 days before the operation, but as it is even right now she can't really take care of our kids.
I talked to my first line supervisor, a SFC about a week ago, and she agreed with us that we should send out the red cross message when we find out about the surgery. I plan on talking to her and anyone else who might be able to help tomorrow.
With no red cross message will my wife be left alone to take care of my 3 kids with a torn up wrist while i am on a "paid vacation"?
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