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what medical/travel expenses can I deduct when my wife had emergency surgery in Nebraska and I drove there to take care of her?

- cost of trip to/from Nebraska from Ohio
- cost of apartment during stay (she was in hospital for 10 days, rehab for 7 weeks)
- cost of food, etc.
- mileage for trip back to Nebraska to take her home
- loss wages (had to take 1 week of unpaid vacation)
    I don't believe you would have a deduction. The IRS has several comments on deducting medical expenses to visit a patient.  These include
    --- Transportation expenses of a parent who must go with a child who needs medical care,
    --- Transportation expenses of a nurse or other person who can give injections, medications, or other treatment required by a patient who is traveling to get medical care and is unable to travel alone, and
    --- Transportation expenses for regular visits to see a mentally ill dependent, if these visits are recommended as a part of treatment.

    None of these, however, include travel costs to visit an adult patient, travel expenses to provide custodial care to an adult patient, travel expenses of someone other than a nurse who provides medical care, or travel other than with a patient who is unable to travel alone.