Can families caring for a child with ARPKD take vacations?


Children and families living with chronic illnesses need to have fun and build memories like all other families. The primary consideration when it comes to traveling is of course the stability of your child’s health. However, if your child is stable, there is no reason why you can’t travel! As with any change, check in with your child’s healthcare team if you have questions and to discuss any restrictions. If your child is on dialysis, there may be equipment and supplies you will need to bring, or a need to arrange for treatment at a facility near your vacation spot.