7 weeks ago my husband had to go to the hospital. His blood levels were all off, red too low, white too high. He has MDS. He also gets gout all the time. He was in the hospital for a week. , They then sent him to rehab where his spirits picked up. In rehab his white cell count went way up so he had to go back to the hospital. Was there another week and then sent back to rehab. Since then he's been in the hospital every week. He starts to get stronger and then back to hospital because he needs transfusions, etc. Now he is very despondent and hardly eats. He sleeps all the time and hardly talks when I visit him. He also started to mess his diaper and he Never did that before all of this started happening. How can I get him to want to get better? He is 74 which I think is too young to just give up on life. What can I do to help him? Anyone else have this problem?