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".
Sunday, April 3, 2011
Well they decided to remove his PICC line today. After removal he immediately began to feel relief. He was able to relax and take a short nap. He just woke up and the redness around the infected area is almost completely gone. He is sitting up trying to eat. (not an easy task when you have ulcers in your mouth and throat) I am so proud of him. He suffers through the pain because he knows it's what is best for him. He is stronger than I could ever be. He has a break from any ports until tomorrow when they decide what route they want to go next. He will definitely have to have another port of some kind we just don't know yet which one they are going to try. More than likely it will require surgery this time for insertion. He is very nervous about having another procedure but I know he will do fine. Also, for those of you who do not know, he can't have visitors until they get this infection under control so please call before coming by the hospital. I figure it will only be a few days. I will let everyone know when he can have visitors again. Thank you all again for your prayers and ongoing support.