Europe Forums

Start a new topic Change Forum
Advanced search

Hospitals in Italy

Jump to last reply

Hi,
I am suppose to go to Italy in 11 days with my 17 year old daughter for 2 weeks. I just spent a week in the hospital with a bleeding ulcer. Now I am very nervous about going to Italy in case I have a problem there and need to go to the hospital. We will be going to Rome,Sorrento, Florence and Venice with a few side trips to Capri and Positano.
Any Ideals on how to find well qualified hospitals with english speaking doctors?
I am more worried about what would happen to my daughter if I had to go to the hospital and she was left on her own in a country that is not english speaking. Even though she has traveled with the family a fair amount of times she has not been to Europe.
I worry that if I am in the hospital and the hotel room reservations run out and the hotel is booked that she won't have a place to stay.
Do you think that most hotels would help her out?
We are staying in smaller hotels in most places that got high marks on Trip Advisor.
She is a very smart girl but on the quiet side. I am a retired nurse so I can usually hold my own in a medical situation.Also my husband could be there the next day to take care of her.
I will be going to the doctor about a week before I go to get checked out that I am stable but this is a kind of medical problem that can total heal up with no problem or all of a sudden act up. I was in the hospital for 3 days --got discharged and then after 1 day had to go back because it started to bleed again.
I am on enough medication to kill a horse so that should help but I am still nervous. I don't know whether to go or not. I hate to disappoint my daughter. It's very likely that I can heal up with no problems and then I would have canceled for nothing.
My daughter is going away to college in August so we really can't postpone this.
If I don't feel good or the doctors says not to go I won't but I think that when I go to the doctors next week that everything will be stable and then I have a big decision to make.
Sorry for such a long post but thanks for letting me get it out of my system. Any help/ ideals you have will be greatly appreciated. Thanks Kathy

18 Replies |Back to top

| Add a Reply

Sign in to comment.

Recent Activity

  • Announcement:
  • Fodor's Go List 2015 Has Been Announced
    by Emily_D Fodor's Editor | Posted on Dec 19, 14 at 05:08 PM
View all Europe activity »
  1. 1 Italy + Greece in 14 days
  2. 2 Amsterdam New Years Even Recommendations
  3. 3 Bus Tour with a toddler
  4. 4 Dublin, love it or hate it? please tell me why
  5. 5 I lost the thread to respond about th Arles Amphetheatre
  6. 6 Rome, Florence, Pisa, Cinque Terre, Venice, Florence
  7. 7 DIRECT trains from Rome FCO Airport to Venice start 12/14/2014
  8. 8 Andalucia - very early trip thinking - reactions?
  9. 9 Airport ATMs
  10. 10 N Ireland / Ireland driving
  11. 11 All Set To Go!!
  12. 12 American Express
  13. 13 29 day Itinerary for southern and eastern France
  14. 14 Suggestions on things to do after Sunday Roast
  15. 15 Help with European vacation plan
  16. 16 Upgrading second class Swiss pass to first class for individual train rides
  17. 17 Trip Report Our October trip to Andalucia!
  18. 18 VAT refund Q--new carryon bag ??
  19. 19 Has anyone tried Athens Welcome Pickups?
  20. 20 Favorite London spot for roast beef and Yorkshire pudding?
  21. 21 Taxi or Tube from LHR to Gloucester Road Tube?
  22. 22 Story of the German Christmas star
  23. 23 Charles de Gaulle to Gare du Nord with limitations?
  24. 24 Starting to plan for 3.5 weeks in northern Spain, May 2015
  25. 25 Three ferries to Mull
View next 25 » Back to the top