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".
Tuesday, April 26, 2011
Well we are settled back in the room after an awfully long day. He now has a central line and is getting 2 units of blood. There was some mis-communication between staff and he had to get the line put in without sedation or pain medication because no one told him he couldn't eat for 6 hours before the procedure. All things considered, he did very well. Glad that is over. He was poked and prodded all day and is very tired. He is trying to rest between vital signs and medications. His chest is still swollen and red. There has not been much change in his symptoms but his temperature is hanging on in the low 99's. They will be coming in tomorrow to draw blood for the Tagged WBC Scan. He will have the scan on Thursday. Praying for rest and healing.