Root bound means the roots are too big for the planter---
if it's a Mom that old-- she shoulda been in a 5-8 gallon bin LONG before this.. Even small plants need at least a 3-4 gallon planter-- and we advise that, unless its a SOG-- never smaller than 5-gallons...
she'll bounce back-- but it will take a couple weeks....
No need for revenge, just sit back and wait.
Those who have hurt you will screw eventually themselves; and if you are lucky, God will let you watch!
Through What we create- we are immortal.