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".
Wednesday, April 13, 2011
Donald's blood sugar reached critical high yesterday. The doctor is still not too concerned about it but they made some changes and is it back down in the 300's today. He had a restless night again last night due to the chemo he was given yesterday. He got up and got a shower this morning which made him feel much better. Just one more round of chemo to go for this protocol. Hoping he is able to go home soon after that. So far he has passed all of his test needed to get a bone marrow transplant. Now we are just waiting to see if he is in remission after this protocol and if we can find a donor. We are still taking it one day at a time. Donald is so ready to go home. If all goes as planned he will be home Easter weekend. That would be wonderful. Praying all continues to go well and he is able to go home next week. Thanking God for his blessings.