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".



Saturday, April 30, 2011

Keeping the Faith!

Donald is still doing okay! Still no more fever and his chest looks so much better. The doctor came by today and said they are going to do his bone marrow biopsy Monday and we will go from there. If he is in remission then he will continue with the 8811 regimen and move toward transplant. If there are still cancer cells he will have to undergo an additional Chemo induction. We are praying he is in remission and he will not have to suffer through another induction phase. His blood levels are still about the same so he will not have to have any transfusions today. He has been sleeping a lot over the past 2 days which is great to see. Some days are easier than other but we know God is in control and will heal him. There is a reason for everything and even though we may not know why we have to trust in God and have faith.


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