article said:Since Dafoe’s ambulance trip to the hospital in December, his parents have been trying to add nutritional supplements to his diet through a feeding tube implanted in his gut to wean him off the IV and add missing metabolites. So far, his body has rejected most attempts at adding food supplements; they cause unbearable stomach pain and nausea. But his parents remain hopeful.
“Looking at his lab tests, he’s unbelievably strong to have all these things wrong with him and still be alive,” Davis says.
“I have a lot of respect for him,” Davis says. He knows of other severely ill CFS patients who have killed themselves. But Dafoe is committed to doing whatever he can to help find a cure for CFS.
“He’s hoping to do this for everyone with CFS,” Davis says. Then he pauses. “I told him it would take a while.”