A BRITISH family are in a ‘living hell’ after their four year old son broke his leg on holiday.
Alfie Barton was playing on a slide at Magic Excalibur resort in Benidorm when he slipped and broke his femur.
Little Alfie, who may need surgery, was rushed to Alicante General Hospital where the desperate bid to bring him back home began, as Alfie is not eating the food and the language barrier is proving problematic.
It could be a two month wait as Alfie awaits traction management and an operation.
His mother Rachel Barton and her husband Karl Barton have called this “every parent’s nightmare”.
The family from Barrow, took out travel insurance with Go Panada, a firm underwritten by HCC before flying out last Monday. Go Panada has refused to fly Alfie home.
Rachel said:’’ I don’t want him operated on here, he’ll end up malnourished,” she said.
“The doctors don’t speak English, Alfie’s not eaten for three days because the food here at Alicante General Hospital is awful, it’s just not what he’s used to. All they’ll give him for the pain is paracetamol, I’m at my wit’s end.”
The Bartons, who were meant to return on September 2, are spending €260 a day in taxi fees to get to the Hospital, which is 40 minutes away from their resort.
Desperate Rachel, 38 has flown out her mum to help with the other children, 11 year old Tegan and nine year old Jacob who has Tourette’s, attention deficit hyperactivity disorder and an autism spectrum condition.
Rachel added: “We just want to bring Alfie home, that’s our main priority. I never want to have a family holiday abroad again.
“All I want to do is make my son feel better. There’s only room for one of us in the hospital room, and because no one speaks English we can’t leave him even for a minute.
“Karl will stay here with him and I’ll have to fly home with the kids. It’s one hell of a mess.”
The family are in communication with the British consulate.