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
Still Got Our Gloves On
The fight isn't over yet. The infection disease doctors want Donald to complete his Antibiotic IV Therapy so he is going to have to stay in the hospital until at least Tuesday. It will be great for him to be home and be able to sleep in his own bed and finally rest. We are going home to recharge our batteries and return refreshed and ready for round 3. He has been sleeping a lot today and everything still looks good on his labs. He is really handling everything well and is eager to go home for a few days. Donald has had several visitors over the past few days which has been wonderful for him. It really lifts his spirits when someone comes to visit. We still continue to pray each and every day for healing, strength and courage.