My Kryptonite

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".

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Monday, April 25, 2011

Here we go again!

So as everyone knows by now Donald is back in the hospital. He will have to be here for at least 3 days. The cellulitus seems to be the culprit but the doctors have to run test to make sure that is the cause of his fever. He will be getting his bone marrow biopsy tomorrow morning at 8:15 and then he will be getting a white blood cell scan to make sure they are not dealing with another type of infection. His platelets are almost normal now but his red blood counts are still a little low. Aside from the swelling and pain in his chest, arm and leg he is feeling good, considering.

He enjoyed his short time at home and was able to sleep. Heidi was excited to see him and we welcome 2 more kittens into our family the day after we returned home. River, (our expensive stray), had babies that look identical to her. Looking forward to returning home but we are in no rush. We are just going to take it one day at a time.

Thank you Lord for the time you have given us. 

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