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".
Tuesday, April 26, 2011
Not a good day!
Donald is having a ruff day today. He is still in a lot of pain and they attempted to do the bone marrow biopsy this morning but were unable to proceed because he was unable to get into a good position due to his cellulitus. They are going to wait until it heals before trying to get the biopsy. They were also unable to proceed with his Tagged WBC Scan because they could not get a good vein to draw blood from. They are going to have to take him down stairs and put in another central line this evening. He will also be getting whole blood today because his blood levels dropped over night. I just spoke with the doctor and he said it is probably related to all of the fluids he was given. Please pray for him. His anxiety level is extremely elevated.