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".



Sunday, April 3, 2011

Up all night

Donald was up and down all night. The infection in his chest is very uncomfortable and he just couldn't rest last night. It doesn't hurt as bad today as it did yesterday but he is still in a lot of pain. His throat is extremely sore this morning and he can hardly swallow. They are discussing whether or not to remove his PICC line. They think it could be the reason for the infection but we will not know for sure until we get cultures back. The doctor has not come around yet to let us know what the plan is. They have stopped using the PICC line for now and they have put in an IV to use until they can figure out what type of infection we are dealing with. They have him on a very strong antibiotic but we have not seen a change in the infection yet. Hopefully the doctor will be by soon to shine some light on the situation. Praying for healing.

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