Need 'hospital advice' for orchid
Last year I had a horrible problem with mealy bugs despite the usual remedies with rubbing alcohol and other sprays. Then came this extreme summer of unusual lasting heat w/ drought and us with no AC in the house--the orchids were summered outside with shade cloth as usual. By the end of the season, almost all the orchids looked bad--and I normally have great results with everything looking OK and flowering yearly. Now, I had a lot of dead yellowed leaves and stems, dried up plants and root problems.
I'm looking at a Pot. Love Call H&R Lc Brierley's Ferry 'Tangerine'. Crinkled leaves and dead roots inside a clay pot with good drainage. I've trimmed off just about everything root. There might be just one tiny speck of green among the roots but it is questionable.
I've read the sphagnum bag info already. Does this plant sound like a lost cause to even try the hospitalized plant route?