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Jenn Reeves 17 kids; Piscataway Township, New Jersey 11 posts
Jul 6th '13

I am not military but my Fiance's sister and her husband just retired out of the military. His sister had THE worst experience you could have with tri-care and the military doctors. Her husband was stationed to Fort Cambell, Kentucky while she was 27 weeks pregnant so as a family they moved to Kentucky. She began her prenatal care on post only to be seen 1 time on a regular office visit. At 38 weeks she began to feel cramping and started to bleed so of course she seeked medical attention at the hospital on post immediately. They took her in did NOT even exam her and sent her home stating "this is normal." She actually went back 2 days later again with complaints but once again they sent her home. She knew this wasn't normal as she has had a healthy pregnancy with her daughter so she decided to make an apt with a obgyn in town willing to pay out of pocket for the visit. Before she could even make it to her apt at 39 weeks she began to hemorrhage at home, her husband called the paramedics they came and she was pronounced dead on arrival to the hospital. They performed an emergency C-section to try to save her son and in the midst of all this they were able to bring her as well. She gave birth to her son but because of the hemorrhaging he had life threatening complications and was sent to a major children's hospital in Nashville. Unfortunately, the poor baby boy only survived 3 days and she was only able to spend one whole day with him due to her being hospitalized as well. Her family is absolutely livid with the military and tri-care for not taking her complaints seriously from the beginning. They are absolutely distraught over losing their son of course, but feel this could have been prevented if the doctors would have just listened to her. They are currently looking for justice.
Just wanted to share the experience of someone very close to me who had to deal with the army and the tri-care.

[[Breezy]] 2 kids; Savannah, Georgia 16767 posts
Jul 7th '13
Quoting Jenn Reeves:" I am not military but my Fiance's sister and her husband just retired out of the military. His sister ... [snip!] ... for justice. Just wanted to share the experience of someone very close to me who had to deal with the army and the tri-care."


Oh my god, that is absolutely horrifying. :cry:

[[Breezy]] 2 kids; Savannah, Georgia 16767 posts
Jul 7th '13
Quoting Rachie.luv♡:" I was seen off post for ds1 pregnancy I enjoyed it. Wasn't bad. Waited ours to been seen. But liked it. ... [snip!] ... go there often I'm hardly sick and so far ds1 is hardly sick ds2 is only 2 months and the few times he's been its been great."


Glad you're having good experiences with the healthcare!

JohnSilverSmith TTC since Dec 2011; 3 kids; Groton, Connecticut 465 posts
Jul 9th '13
Quoting [[Breezy]]:" If you're married, have a child, and then your husband joins the military, what exactly happens from ... [snip!] ... from there? Do you have to live on base? I'm just so lost when it comes to military stuff so any comments are welcome. :)"

You can live wherever you want. BUT, most junior folks live on post because they can't afford to live out on the town. Try to take advantage of all the benefits that come with being a military family. There are plenty of things that you sacrifice, take advantage of the perks, too.

JohnSilverSmith TTC since Dec 2011; 3 kids; Groton, Connecticut 465 posts
Jul 9th '13
Quoting Jas ♥:" <blockquote><b>Quoting [[Breezy]]:</b>" Why are they so crappy? :? What about the ... [snip!] ... to help him get to the root as to why he's blacking out. They just tell him to go to sick call. The medical care is a joke."

You're right that it CAN be that way. I've found it to be hit or miss. I've had some of the very best health care in the military, and some of the very worst as well. It is pretty much like the civilian sector. Difference is that we don't pay as much for our health care as they do.