If your adult child was in the hospital for a predicted week, would you take the week off of work? EDIT
Edit-my SIL is in the hospital for a scheduled kidney stent-she is progressing well with full recovery in sight. I am caring for her 3 children and 2 dogs, and of course I have 2 children of my own. I can't fit them all in my car to leave, and my in laws stay at the hospital for 12 (sometimes more) hours a day and have taken off from work to do so. I'm exhausted and need help-they say they're exhausted from the hospital visits. Her husband is there for 24 hours a day. I'm going crazy while they are sitting with a recovering patient.