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".
Friday, April 1, 2011
Donald slept a little last night but was pretty restless. The fluid retention is beginning to make him very uncomfortable. We have finally gotten his sugar levels under control which is great. He has been up moving around this morning and had a good breakfast. The Steroids are making him very jittery. He is a little down this morning because he wants to go home and is tired of being stuck in the hospital. He will be okay though. His white count has finally dropped down to the point of wearing a mask anytime he leaves the room. Overall though he is still doing well, all things considered.