Emily seems to have adjusted to boot camp fairly quickly. We are sending her letters every day or two, she is sending us letters most days, we get a phone call once per week. The first weekly phone call was hard, Emily was hysterically sobbing and very homesick, I am glad to say that this week when she called she sounded happy, has settled into military life and feels confident that this is what she wants to do.
During week 1 of training all recruits receive a medical evaluation and get a ton of shots, including a massive dose of penicillin. Unfortunately for Emily she found out the hard way that she is allergic to penicillin. Initially she broke out in hives and then began to have difficulty breathing. Em was rushed to the base ER where she was given a number of shots to counteract the allergic reaction and then an inhaler to help with her breathing. After all of this she got a day of bed rest and was able to catch up on some much needed sleep. Part of the treatment included taking a course of steroids, this affected her vision so she was tested for glasses, she gets her prescription next week. Military issue glasses are not attractive :)
Anyway, Emily seems to be taking everything in its stride, she was excited to receive her M16, she has never run so much in her life, she has learned to keep her possessions organized at ALL times, and she is having a pretty good time of it. We are looking forward to our trip to San Antonio at the end of March to watch Emily graduate boot camp, it will wonderful to see her, and she can't wait to see us. There is no PDA (public displays of affection) allowed on base, so we will have to contain ourselves when we arrive and keep our hugs short and sweet!