New Mercies Every Day

My mother-in-law was diagnosed with CLL/SLL with p17 deletion + Ritcher transformation on Saturday, 15th August 2020. We knew the possibility of it coming to this point today, and we were helpless to do anything. Two years ago, the doctor diagnosed her with this rare CLL type and its possibility to transform to the more aggressive type. And today medically it’s the worst scenario to have both type of cancer on the body. The worst case scenario because the aggressive type is threatening her life and we got to do treat it immediately. While the non-aggressive is incurable and needs an expensive medication to control it lifelong, else it would become life threatening as well.

With everything seems dark and hopeless, I thought to write down this journey. As surely as the Lord lives, everyday we would see His goodness and mercies. This to remember & testify to the goodness of God & Lord Jesus. In the midst of suffering, His mercies always new every morning. So long this journey continue, I hope to update this as frequently as I could. And to honor and remember the kindness & love of fellow friends who brighten our days and lighten the load.

Hopefully one day when we look back, we can say Ebenezer,”thus far the Lord has helped us.” Praise be to God!

  • 15/08/20 – Sat
    • God opened door so a distant relative willing to help with the treatment
  • 16/08/20 – Sun
    • God watched us in our heated discussion, so finally His will carried out, MIL agreed to change doctor & treated in another place
  • 17/08/20 – Mon
    • One of our friends supporter KT gave $1K for MIL treatment, despite their own family needs
    • Dr Dawn drained waters in lungs & heart completely to reduce risk of infection
  • 18/08/20 – Tue
    • MIL body reacted well with the chemo
    • Our Bible Study friend D&K gave $5K for MIL treatment
    • MIL could stay another night in hospital
    • Pastor YC came to visit
  • 19/08/20 – Wed
    • When my SIL needed a wheelchair, so many friends offering it
    • When my SIL about to pay the hospital bill, they said the management will review and make the payment on Friday. It is God’s miracle & mercy.
    • Pastor YC went to church to pick up wheelchair, and then will bring to the hospital and send them home.
    • Dr L wrote that they will give the best discount
  • 20/08/20 – Thu
    • MIL could sleep well at night and woke up with energy and good apetite.
    • MIL made determination to praise God both in good & bad day.
    • MIL asked my wife to pray for small thing and it came to pass. Praise God.
  • 21/08/20 – Fri
    • MIL appointment to see doctor, and settle bill, settle payment with the previous clinic. Hope all tied in well.
  • 22/08/20 – Sat
  • 23/08/20 – Sun
    • Recounting God’s goodness over the past 1 week. From the extra day to rest in hospital, the care given by the doctor & nurses, and the much improved health overall and less pain for her. It’s so amazing to see the result and the comfort compared to a week ago. Praying the Lord be kind and merciful to sustain her.
  • 24 – 28 Aug (Mon – Fri)
    • God is protecting my MIL, that the fever didn’t shoot up above 38. Two more days for her to be out the critical phase.
    • Daily grace to sustain her and my SIL
  • 31 Aug (Mon)
    • The doctor gave plan for the next treatments how will look like
    • There’s no need for hospital visit this week
    • J & D gave $2K & AP Jie2 gave $5K. God is so good. We worried about the finances to cover the cost, and God just provided. Like the manna that came down in the morning.
  • ??/9/20 (??)
    • P&D from DPC gave $750 for mum treatment. Thank you Lord and bless them.
  • 6/9/20 (Sun)
    • Got a chance to speak with my MIL. She is well and strong in her mind & spirit. Praise God who strengthened her.
  • 7 Sep (Mon)
    • Second cycle of chemo, God is so gracious, the total bill is below $6K. We got a huge discount.
    • A doctor friend (LC) from Singapore gave his time to chat with me and understand our situation. May the Lord bless him.
  • 14/9/20 (Mon)
    • M gave $1600 for the treatment. Bless her Lord.
  • 15/9/20 (Tue)
    • Blood transfusion because red blood count is low
  • 16/9/20 (Wed)
    • Looking and praying for new catering. Hope to find a new and good one.
  • 17/9/20 (Thu)
    • Scheduled for another transfusion
  • 23/9/20 (Wed)
    • A friend PC messaged me to say that they would want to contribute to MIL treatment. Praise the Lord!
  • 28 Sep (Mon)
    • 3rd chemo cycle, thank God she has improved so much
  • 13/10/20 (Tue)
    • First time she well enough to start exercising