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".
Thursday, April 28, 2011
Donald started running fever again last night. He didn't get very much sleep and is exhausted. He has to go down stairs and lie on a table for 2 hours while they scan his entire body to see if they can determine what they need to do next. The infectious disease doctor came by again today and said she thinks it is just going to take time and she doesn't think the Scan was a good test to order because it can not determine types of infection and usually just lights up things that are not relevant to his current treatment. But, she is not his doctor so.... I just don't know about this place sometimes. I guess we will see what happens. The infectious disease doctor did have them change his antibiotics back to what treated this in the first place. He is now only on 2 IV antibiotics. There has not been much change in the infection but hopefully it will begin to heal over the next few days.