As I thought more and more about the plot, I wanted it to be character driven. She was inherently a coward. That's why she endured her husband for this long. She wanted to kill him then at the hospital but her courage once again deserted her. The reason that she could even make an attempt at taking his life was because of her children. Only she couldn't go through with it.
Yes, I see what you mean and I agree that its a completely valid point. In fact, when I was writing it I thought that this might be a problem but I just couldn't come up with the right words at the time. Thanks for pointing it out.
Why did he improve and not become worse than before? He did not have legs anymore. He was crippled for life and dependent on others.For a moment, as he looked at her, his eyes had malice and hate. Then they travelled from her hands, which had the mask to her face, which was calm. The eyes grew wide and for the first time she saw fear in them.
I had meant this last line to convey a lot indirectly. I don't know the term for it (metaphor? allegory?). 'She pushed the wheelchair' had meant to imply how she now had a hold over her husband and how she now controlled him and how her husband was now dependent on her. 'Into the bright sunny morning' was a maybe cliched reference to her new bright life.She smiled as she pushed the wheelchair into the bright sunny morning.
But I guess maybe it was too vague.
And thanks a lot again for your response.