Sacker, Hi, Wow I totally get your frustration and anger, there should be a clearinghouse, somewhere folks suffering from PICUS can get answers on nutrition and oral supplements, because just upping calories will put on fat not functional muscle. After an ICU stay especially on a respirator muscles go into catabolic state and from what Ive read can continue in that state. And physical rehab, athletes have resources to measure their lean muscles and track their gains. Why are we not prescribed supplements geared to the needs of PICUS people, modern strength and endurance training like athletes have? My husband is 70 but before viral pneumonia he was very active and vital, now he doesn’t want people to see him in his weakened state. He has made improvements but they seem slow and he’s scared he will never get back close to what he has lost. The people on this forum are awesome and give moral support, and have given me great pointers and insights into what my husband is going through. I know we are not the only ones struggling. We have an appointment Friday with PICS Recovery Clinic at Vanderbilt I am praying they have answers and the physiologist is someone my husband feels comfortable confiding in. I’m sorry if I rambled but you were the first person that alluded to frustration and anger, I felt despite our almost 30 years difference in ages I get it.