A burst appendix is pretty serious. I knew someone that happened to, they had to wash his intestines by hand to clear out the infection. He did get well, but it took a long time. As for the FiL, what a fuckhead....GOTD: People who SUCK, aka my Father-in-Law!
(***It's a full fledged rant, no need to sugar coat it.***)
My Mother in Law (we have our issues, but I love her) was admitted to the hospital LAST Tuesday for an emergency Appendectomy. It was so infected and inflamed that it burst during opening... they didn't even get to touch it.
Her husband/aka FiL, she married him after my husband was already grown and out of the house, did't bother calling my husband until Friday. He had already called and invited his OWN children (also already grown and out of the house when they married, so no real parent relationship with my MiL) up to NC to visit on the weekend however. And after giving my husband almost zero information about his mom told him "don't bother her by calling her", that they would be releasing her Friday night or Sat morning.
He also didn't call any of my MiL's family. Not her brothers and sisters, nor her other son.
My MiL actually asked FiL to call these people, all of the contact numbers are in her phone, and he blew her off.
He also wouldn't leave her cell phone at the hospital with her.
When she was in such bad shape that they wouldn't release her Friday/Sat, he didn't call anyone to let them know she was getting worse.
Husband couldn't find out anything because his mom was in bad shape and couldn't use the phone in her room, and FiL had it so that the desk nurses wouldn't give him any information.
Yesterday he finally got through, and found out that they had to install a feeding tube in her.
FiL is not even visiting her now because has decided that he is "mad at her" about something. Probably the fact that she is selfishly resting in the hospital instead of at home cooking his dinner and washing his laundry as he actually mentioned those things to my husband... and he wasn't chuckling like he was making a joke.
Husband took off work, drove to NC this morning, and is there now.
He has taken her some good filtered bottled water so she doesn't have to drink the nasty chlorine tasting city water, and is sitting with her keeping her company.
And has found out that she has been at the hospital ALONE, with NO visitors at all including her husband, since Monday.
I'm glad I booked a hotel for husband to stay in... staying in the same house as FiL would not be good for husband right now.
Hell... I don't think I'd manage to keep my mouth shut about it either.
Honestly, WHO does that?
I do not regret marrying a man who loves, cares for, and respects his mother.
I know for a fact that he would never treat me that way.