Monday, April 27, 2009

I can only pray 我只能祈祷

It is midnight. I am thinking of the young girl (33 years old) in Tung Shin hospital who is undergoing cancer treatment. I visited her this afternoon.

I am thinking also of her mother by her bed side 24 hours a day.

They are from outstation. The girl is at the fourth stage of cancer, and has already spread to bones and spinal cord. She is under radiotherapy - today is the fifth day of the ten days treatment. Her face is puffy.

She is too painful to move or get up from bed. Fluids accumulated in her lungs, so drainage tube is inserted through her back to drain out the water. Not a good sign.

But she is courageous, optimistic. She maintains smiling face always. She hopes to get better after the radiotherapy.... can walk at least. But doctor may recommend chemotherapy immediately after this radiotherapy. Is she able to withstand such drastic treatment?

I am thinking of the mother too. What is in her mind? how is her feeling? Looking at her own flesh and blood in pain and in suffering, bed-ridden?

Being a father myself, I feel for them, it is piercing pain in my heart.

I have seen enough of cases to know the outcome of the treatment ... more is not necessary good. But what can I do to help?!?

I think of our heavenly Mother...five decades of Roasay may make me feeling better......

Mother Mary, pray with me, for the young girl and her mother... do something, anything .......

Merciful Father, may you hear our prayer, grant her peace, hope and strong faith.



现在已是深夜。我正在想作在同善医院接受癌症治疗的那位女孩。我今天下午去探望了她。

我也在想作她的妈妈,二十四小时的在她床边,照顾着她。

她们是 外地人。那个女孩已是第四期的癌症,癌细胞也已散布到全身及脊骨。她目前正在接受电疗,今天是十天疗程的第五天了,看起来,她还好,只是脸已经有点浮肿了。

她不能坐立或走动,因为会引起非常大痛楚。她的肺部积水,所以需要从背后,插管把液体导出。这不是一个好征兆。

但她非常勇敢,乐观,常常保持笑容。她希望电疗过后,至少能够下床行走。这是医生如此说的。但医生也说,在电疗过后,她会需要化疗。她的身体能够接受这么极端的治疗吗?

我在想作这位做妈妈的,她的内心到底在想什么?看着自己的骨肉,年轻的女儿(33岁)患上这个绝症,躺在床上,需要她全天的照顾,感受如何?

作为一名为人父者,我的心是刺痛的!

我看过许多如此的病患者,也知道这些治疗或疗程的结果是怎么样的。。。多并不一定就是好。但我能作什么呢?

我想到了我们天上的妈妈。一串玫瑰经可能会使我心情好过些。。。

圣母玛利亚,与我一同和我为这个女孩及她的母亲祈求。。。相帮她们。。。不管什么,都可以。。

仁慈的天父,俯听我们的祈祷,求你赐她平安,希望和坚强的信德。

4 comments:

溪水信女 said...

Uncle Simon,
Thank you very much for visiting her!
She is very courageous!
Let us pray that she does not suffer so much pain, reading your post remind me of something that i promised her and the mother that i have not done yet......

Simon Phun said...

Let us continue to pray for them...Lord have mercy.

Janice said...

继续我们的祈祷,继续我们的关怀,让这一股爱的力量转化为天主治愈的力量

Simon Phun said...

是的,Janice, 只有信靠天主,他必会给予指引和照顾。。。