My Kryptonite

Hi my name is Brandy and my fiance is Donald Fitzgerald. As most of you know Donald has been dubbed "Superman" and for good reason. Donald was diagnosed with ALL (leukemia) when he was 13 years old and relapsed when he was 18. He was cured of this cancer and has gone almost 13 years cancer free. During this time, he has undergone 2 hip replacements and a partial shoulder replacement due to the high doses of steroids he had to take. Then, on March 24th 2011, 3 months after his 32nd birthday, we got the devastating news that the cancer had come back. We are now at UMC about to undergo the long process of Chemo once again. He will have to stay in the hospital for a minimum of 30 days for the initial treatment. He is strong and will beat this once again but we need everyone's prayers. God is in control and there is nothing out of his hands. As someone posted once on facebook "The deals not done until God's done dealing".



Monday, March 28, 2011

Chemo: Day 3

They just gave him his 3rd round of Chemo and he seems to be doing well. He is sleeping soundly finally. He is so worn out and wants to go home. Who can blame him. One day you are getting ready for summer and the next you are in the hospital fighting for your life. He is doing extremely well though. Yesterday was a very good day. He had several visitor's and that really lifted his spirits. I am glad to see him resting today. Maybe he can sleep for at least a few hours. We did get good news this morning. His platelets are higher. They are still below normal but they are much better today than they have been since we got here. He may not need platelets today. We will just have to wait and see how the rest of the day goes.

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