travelling in six weeks - husband has broken forearm and wrist - and moon boot

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My husband fell yesterday and had an open arm fracture with wrist dislocation. He had surgery today for it. He fell because his achilles tendon ripped - so he will be in a left arm cast and right foot moon boot. We are due to visit Canada in exactly six weeks. Need advice please? Do we go? do we take a wheelchair? This is his first visit back to his childhood home in 40 years.....many thanks Kat smile

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    Hi ,that really is bad luck ,I would say you will definitely need wheel chair because his leg will be weak for a long time yet ,crutches are good for getting about on but if your out and about it could be awkward ,I hope you have a lovely time
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      Thenks Mary - I should see the consultant today - wo should have a better plan going forward. I'll ask for permission to travel letter too - and see about assistance at the airports.
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      Best of luck. Definitley get wheelchair assistance at airport. Can be a 'passport' to easier/quicker security and boarding too. And see about getting on hire/loan one for use on your hols too. hope you have a good time.
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      Thanks Roy 27. He's home from hospital today. Have been advised to check with consultant in two weeks about readiness to fly paperwork - reccomend DVT socks too. I will defo reques twheelchair assistance at airports - thanks for reminding me. We actually have my mum's wheelchair which would be a great fit for him --- so could always take that with us. I don't think he realises how tired he's going to get. x

       

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    Yes, DVT socks essential for long haul flights. I use them even on shorter flights e.g. to Cyprus. The wheelchair assistance needs to be booked well in advance and not left to last minute. And check again a couple of days before you fly that everything is in place. Bon voyage.
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