- Aug 5, 2012
I am Cheryl, Dave's wife. Dave is a 100% disabled Vietnam Vet thanks to this terrible disease. He was diagnosed in May of 2011, and was hospitalized in March due to a fall. His oxygen level was really low, which led to his being intubated and then put on a ventilator on March 13th. He has had highs and lows since then, but is having a very hard time adjusting to the 24/7 life support. We were planning to bring him home, but that's on hold now because he just had another crisis... very frustrating. It's very hard to look on the bright side, but I am watching his sat level go up right now, and that is something.