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".
Thursday, April 7, 2011
Sorry I didn't update you last night but our night didn't end until about 4 this morning. Well, it actually never ended but it did calm down. Donald had a Lung function test, X-Ray, CT Scan, 1 bag of platelets and 3 bags of blood, and I have lost count of the different antibiotics (I think it's 3). The doctor has yet to find out what this is on his chest and all of the cultures have come back negative. After they hung his first 2 bags of blood they did an X-Ray and then took him down to have a CT with and without contrast at 11pm. His last bag of blood finished running at 4 this morning. We are now waiting on the lab work to see if his blood count and platelet count has come up. We are praying the doctor has answers this morning when he/she comes in. His chest is still hurting and is really red. Not to mention his throat. It is feeling a little better, I think, because he just spotted the Crispy Creams and is about to demolish them. LOL! Well, he just put them back and said he reconsidered the donuts. You know he is hurting when he turns down some Crispy Creams. The blood and platelets he received yesterday has him feeling better today, with the exception of his throat and chest. He has some of his strength back and has been walking around the room for a bit. Overall his treatment is going as scheduled with a few minor setbacks. Look forward to better and brighter days to come. Please everyone continue to pray for Donald and his family.