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 2, 2011
Donald had a pretty bad night last night. His PICC line site was causing him to be in excruciating pain. He was able to sleep for a few hours before waking up in pain. The nurse gave him some medication and changed out his dressing with little to no relief. He has developed sores in his mouth and throat now from the Chemo which makes it difficult to eat and swallow. I rounded up a wheelchair at about 3 this morning and took him to the cafeteria for some ice cream which really helped with the pain in his mouth and throat. We sat up for a little while and watched some comedy to try and take his mind off the pain and the he was able to rest for a little while. We are up now and he is still hurting pretty bad but one of his doctor's just came in and is pretty confident that he just pulled muscle when he threw the bottle across the room the other day. He is going to see about getting him a muscle relaxer ordered to help calm the muscles down a bit. Please keep praying for him. He is holding in there but it is wearing on him.