Recovery pixies for MIL/coping pixies for DH
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My mother-in-law was taken to the emergency room yesterday. Apparently she had a stroke sometime between Thursday afternoon, when my husband talked to her, and Friday afternoon, when a neighbor stopped to check on her and found her largely incoherent. She has motor control but is unable to speak more than 2 words at a time.
Complicating matters is that she lives along in Arizona and we're in Ohio. DH is an only child, his parents divorced when he was young, and his father passed away 10 years ago. DMIL has no close family in AZ, and no one we can really ask to take care of her. She has a history of health problems. We've been trying for years to convince her to move back to our area, where she grew up and where she lived until DH was in college, but she has resisted. DH has told her point blank that he can't be responsible for her unless she moves closer.
So, he's both worried and angry right now. Obviously he needs to get out to Arizona, and he wants me with him for logistical and emotional support. Our kids just started back to school, so we'd need someone to stay with them. We have no close local family (DH has some 2nd cousins, but that's it), so that means relying on friends with their own families to take care of.
(Obviously there's never a good time for bad news like this, but DMIL was planning to stay with us for 2 weeks next month, and DH and I had just decided to ask her to watch the kids while we took a long weekend at WDW before our APs expire. I just cancelled that reservation.)
So, I'm asking for pixies that my MIL improves, that DH has the strength to deal with everything he needs to deal with, and that we can work out someone to watch our kids so that we can get out to Arizona.