I know some of our members have had ECT and one said it worked well for him. I am sure he will post.
I am so grateful that you did get good response to your questions. I had a friend that became so depressed she would not eat and her weight dropped to 90 lbs. She was in and out of the hospital until the decision was made that if they could not control the depression she would never get well. She had the ECT treatments and would be a bit foggy right after but the treatments worked for her. She actually was able to leave her husband who verbally abused her and take her 2 children and made a new home for them.
She also had IBS and her husband had Crohn's but would not see a doctor until he was in a debilliatated state.
It was very sad to see her struggle so but really good to see the treatments helped her.
Depression is a nasty disorder and you work at it constantly to pull yourself back and control your world.
I wish you and your husband the best.