View Full Version : Flying in Plastercast?

27-05-2009, 09:54 AM
We are due to fly on Sunday and last night one of the children going with us broke her ankle. Does anyone know:-

1. Will the airline stop her flying
2. If we have to cancell what will Virgin charge or refund.
3. Any recommendations of what to do or expect if we do manage to go.

27-05-2009, 10:22 AM
not sure on this but don't ankles swell inflight?

good luck getting sorted and speady recovery for the kiddie

27-05-2009, 11:08 AM
You need to talk to her orthopaedic consultant to check it is ok for her to fly and also Virgin - you may also need a letter if the doc says its ok for her to fly.

sorry you are having problems mate

27-05-2009, 01:30 PM
oh no poor thing, that's just one of the things you dread happening in the lead up to your departure - hope she'll be ok to go :hug2:

27-05-2009, 06:19 PM
If the doctor approves, I wouldnt cancel...

She might have to take some medicine so her ankle doesnt swell, and I would recommend renting a wheelchair... if at all possible, rent it at home... that way she has a wheelchair for the airport and for the hotel and the malls or wherever you plan to go.

I was in a wheelchair or our trip in 03 and had absolutly no problems! on the contrary! people were extra friendly, and went out of their way to help.

Another thing to consider though, is that the heat also will make her ankle swell, so she must keep it as high as possible, and also, it will sweat, so bring baby talc to keep it dry....

I really do hope you can make it!

27-05-2009, 10:14 PM

Hospital say she has chipped a bone in her foot and has to go back to the fracture clinic tomorrow to see if a plaster cast is needed. They don't recommend flying with a plaster cast so we still dont know if we are having to cancel yet. At present her foot is strapped up and she is on crutches.

28-05-2009, 06:45 AM
:fingers: a cast isn't needed.

28-05-2009, 06:50 AM

28-05-2009, 08:29 AM
Just checking to see if we have any news yet! :fingers:

28-05-2009, 10:48 AM
2nd update

Big sighs of relief all round. Hospital says only small chip but badly sprained. Her ankle is now strapped up (no plaster cast) and she has a letter to say she can fly. She will have to go with the crutches and maybe hire a wheelchair but she has 3 days to rest her foot till we go.
Her mum is now taking her home to kill her for what she has put us all through.:ouch:
Thanks for all your concerns.
I will take lots of photos to post.

28-05-2009, 10:51 AM
Oh wow, that is a relief! So pleased the trip is going ahead. :hug2:
Please pass on my best wishes to Liz.

28-05-2009, 11:06 AM
so glad it's not too bad :hug2:

28-05-2009, 02:40 PM
:mental: your off to disney :mental:
hope it is less painful in a couple of days :)

28-05-2009, 03:04 PM
Hooray!! No cast!!

Now off to Disney:wiggle:

28-05-2009, 04:05 PM
Thank goodness for that! So pleased you al still get to go! :D

28-05-2009, 04:08 PM

28-05-2009, 04:50 PM
yei!! you are going to Disney!!

Definetly get a wheelchair.. crutches are so uncomfortable and tiring.... a wheelchair will make everyone's life easier! (except for whoever is pushing it hahaha)

29-05-2009, 10:23 PM
So glad you're still going!

Definitely recommend a wheelchair. You can rent one offsite in Orlando so you'll have it at the hotel/resort/villa, as well as the parks and any place else you go.

I hobbled around WDW using a walker in December 2007. No fun at all. Much more fun if someone else pushes you around! :wink: :lol:

30-05-2009, 08:39 PM
Oh thank goodness for that! The poor child will probably need a wheelchair I should think, I cannot imagine trying to get around on crutches! :hug2: