Yep...I can recall one pt (have never started it in the ED, and tend to lose track of pts when they go to the floor...so that's hopefully why there's just one.)
Took care of a 54 y/o/w/f in the ED who came in with SOB/cough. 1 ppd smoker x 40 or so years, no other hx.
She had a double pneumonia and was in septic shock...worked with her for hours in the ED, trying to get her resp distress, hypoxia, and hypotension turned around. Finally got to the point where she was feeling somewhat better, sats were better, bp was better, and she was waiting on an ICU bed to open up, when my shift ended. (ABG's still weren't great, but not horrible.)
Came back in that night, and she had been intubated later that morning, and was on Neo and Xigris, as well as a Triadyne bed (rotational bed.)
She was on the vent and pretty critical for a few weeks, and in the hospital a couple more weeks after that, but she got off everything and went home.