"Many military parents are coping with other issues: lengthened deployments, extended time as an only parent, being the parent of a spouse that might be suffering injury or trauma, or living off base with ones family, just to name a few. These issues are stressful, and add to fatigue when illness strikes. If you or your children get sick, seek help from your medical provider. Ask friends or family to run to the market or drugstore. Stock up on canned soups, fruit juices, freeze breads and meats so that in the event of illness there will be healthy food in your home."