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.