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Help- Advice or experiences traveling with a handicapped person?

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I am nervous about traveling to Rome with DH who has a chronic disease which leaves him with little stamina. His doctors have okayed this trip and think it will be good for him.

We have trip insurance and a note from his doctor saying he is able to travel. And medicine lists, copy of diagnosis, etc.

We will be gone for twelve days and he will have to take all his medicines with us. I will get a wheel chair for both airports and will try to arrange for a driver to meet us to take us to our first hotel in Ostia.

Friends are meeting us there and will rent a car. The next day we will drive to Orvieto and spend the next five days visiting several small towns in Umbria. Then we will drive to Florence where our friends will fly back to the US. We will spend several days there and then take a train back to Rome to stay with our Italian friend.

DH drinks a couple of bottles of Boost or Ensure a day in addition to his meals. Is that available in Italy? I guess he could eat extra gelato instead!

And he is on a low salt diet. It will be hard to figure that out other than avoid pizza and ham.

Any advice for the possibility of coping with a health crisis while traveling? We are traveling the first week in July and as the time gets closer, I am getting more nervous about it. I would consider canceling our trip except DH loves to travel and this will probably be his last chance to go to Italy.

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