Altitude sensitivity is mostly a function of individual physiology. Staying hydrated, being in decent shape, all sensible suggestions, but if you're sensitive it will still take some time. I strongly recommend you get a Diamox prescription for your wife. Given a prior sensitive experience, it's likely not coincidental and will happen again. Diamox supposedly cuts the acclimitization time in half. My ex-wife was fine at Mammoth, Aspen, Vail at 8,000 feet. Sleeping at Crested Butte and Taos over 9,000 she had problems for 2-3 days. A few years later at Keystone I got her Diamox and she was fine. Diamox is a diuretic so important to stay hydrated. She'll be peeing a lot, but that's way better than having the headaches, insomnia, digestive issues of altitude sickness. I used Diamox on Mt. Whitney and Mt. Shasta when I didn't have as much acclimitization time as I wanted, had no headaches and accomplished my objectives.
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