GBS and the Army
Actually any disease involving the nervous system, especially with parlysis is supposed to be an automatic disqualifier. The Army simply ignored their own regulations and enlisted my son anyway. They are desperate for recruits and will do anything to get them. When they are done with them the kick them to the curb. Returning Iraqi vets are being dumped without the support or medical treatment they need for all of their medical problems. To bad the news media doesnt get the entire story out of what these true patriots are having to endure once the military has used them up.
GBS and the Army
I am so glad to hear that your son has recovered so well. There are several things that your son needs to know regarding his GBS and the military.
First your son needs to be particularly careful of [B]All[B]future vaccinations. Currently in the military the Anthrax Vaccine is mandatory for deployment to most areas outside of the US. The FDA has issued a double sided brochure that explains the everything they think you need to know about the vaccine. In this brochure it specifially states that individuals who have had GBS are NOT to receive the Anthrax Vaccination. Your son cannot rely on future medical personnel to know this or to know that he has had GBS. He must be ever alert to telling everyone he comes in contact with in the military medical system that he has had GBS.
The army gave my son, not 1 but 2 Anthrax Vaccinations. The Army failed to take a medical history before the vaccinations and failed to give him the specific information he needed in order to be aware that he should not get that vaccine. My son now has serious heart problems and we are fighting the Army on his discharge.
If you or your son ever needs further information on this issue please feel free to contact me directly. As a veteran myself, I have become a full time advocated for my son and am willing to pass along any info I have.