Hospital sick

Traveling with health concerns

When we Wheelwrights were in Paris, we were blessed with good health — for all of us — but that’s not to say you won’t run into illness when traveling.  Guest writer Kristy Taylor shares her experience and advice to manage health challenges while abroad.

Our third child, Sydney, is our least healthy child.  She has allergies, asthma, and migraines, which means she wears out easily, catches everything that walks through the door—and catches it hard—and requires a lot of maintenance and rescue medications.  Thankfully, she does not need syringes, or an oxygen tank, or a wheelchair—that would be a whole different kettle of fish, but considering that almost 10% of children in the US have asthma and about 5% of American children get migraines, not to mention a number of other moderate-yet-manageable childhood illnesses, it’s likely that many of us are trying to figure out how to travel with our children and their health needs.  Read more