My thoughts regarding Dave have always been torn. He's passed along the good news about LJ's RSS support in the past, but at the same time, I also know that he can be a bit abrasive and high-strung too. Definite type A personality. I have hopes for his recovery, but does it concern me that he's perhaps blown a gasket? Yes, it does.
Literally nothing has been said by his company about his ailment other than he is in the hospital for at least a week. Obviously this is not a minor situation. He's almost assuredly going to need a break from what he is doing, but the question is, can he step back and take it? With his business in a somewhat fragile position, can he afford to?!