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".
Saturday, April 2, 2011
A Bad Day
Donald is still in a lot of pain but the doctor came by and has ordered a muscle relaxer to see if it will clam his muscle spasms and relieve some of his pain. The good news is his PICC line is still good and functioning properly. The doctor said to keep heat on his arm and chest and they would see how it is in the morning. We still have not gotten his labs but looks like he might make it through another day without platelets or whole blood. He has had his Chemo treatment for today and is trying to rest now. We are waiting on the pharmacy to bring up his muscle relaxers. Praying they help relieve his pain and allow him to sleep.