It's been quite a while since my last post, so here's a quick recap of the last three weeks.
After we received the wonderful news of mommy's chest x-ray showing improvement, mommy's health improved drastically, and she barely coughed the following two weeks. Two more aunties from Hong Kong arrived the first week of June, so we shopped, ate, and explored without a care in the world. Here are some pictures of our adventures:
Mommy took a CT scan last Friday, and we went in for another chemo session this past Monday. We received the final lab report, which states that the scans showed "considerable interval improvement in extent and number of pulmonary parenchymal metastatic foci. Mild residual right middle lobe consolidative change/atelectasis persists." This was confirmation that the chemo drugs are extremely effective against the cancer so far, and we left the hospital rejoicing. Unfortunately, the day after, Mommy Tam started coughing again and the cough has gotten progressively worse each day. There's a possibility that the cancer cells have become resistant to the carbo/gemzar combination, which means that we will have to try another drug, which is most likely less effective than our first regimen.
It seems that health-wise, she's regressed to how she was before treatment, and I'm scared and worried that she won't respond to any other treatments. I hate having to helplessly watch her health deteriorate, and I'm so angry that mommy has to go through it all over again after she improved so drastically these past few weeks.
As everything seems to be going downhill, please pray that we will turn to God for comfort, hope, and encouragement.
Please pray that we will be continually reminded of His sovereignty, love and protection.
Please pray specifically that the carbo/gemzar regimen will continue to effectively shrink tumors in mommy's body and prevent metastasis to any other areas.
And lastly, pray that mommy's cough and any pain or discomfort will cease.
Thank you so much for your support! I'm free this whole summer so I'd like to meet up with you! Oh, and please leave me comments with your own prayer requests!