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".
Monday, April 18, 2011
Donald is doing better today. He is still a little tired but overall he is doing well. His blood counts are still good and on the rise. The doctor said they are just waiting on his white cell count to get above 1,000 and he will be able to go home. Should be able to go home in a few days. Donald is looking forward to sleeping in his own bed and finally getting some much needed rest. We took a short walk today and plan to walk again later tonight if he is not to tired. Once he is discharged he should be able to go home for about 2 weeks and then start the intensification phase of his chemo treatments while they search for a donor. Praying he continues to do well and is able to go home this week.