My MIL came home from the hospital yesterday. She needs to go back next Friday and have a cat scan. If the rupture has healed she will have the drainage tube removed and won't need surgery. We pray that the procedure worked.
My husband's father passed away over 20 years ago. About 12 years ago we purchased the two lots next to my MIL and built a house. Most people wouldn't want to live next to their MIL it has been a good thing for us. My MIL rarely comes over as she likes us to go to her house. It's also convenient because when my husband cuts the grass he cuts hers too. He cleans her gutters, shovels the snow, has fixed her furnace, put in a new hot water heater etc. She is still able to drive but he does the errands she doesn't want to do such as pick up a loaf of bread, get soup from a local restaurant, gas her car. He checks on her every day.
While she was in the hospital he took off of work and would travel almost 2 hours one way and stay 12 hours and then drive home just to get up in the morning to do it all over again. He spent the night with her last night as she is weak yet and needs a little assistance. The neighbor once told him that he is a dying breed and his mom was lucky to have him because children just don't take care of their parents like they use to. Yes, she is blessed to have him. I don't think you could ask for a better son.