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, July 2, 2011
The doctor just left and suggested Donald go home for a few days to rest. She said she is going to try and get everything ready for him to go home by tomorrow, Monday at the latest. She said he will still have to come back every morning to get platelets but that only takes a few hours. She is sending him home for 4-5 days and when he returns to the hospital he will begin Protocol #3. This protocol includes high doses of Methotrexate which is one of the big guns of chemo and if anything is going to kill this cancer this is sure to do the job. We will remain faithful that the Lord will heal his broken body and restore him to new. Thank you Lord for this wonderful news.