Thursday, July 8, 2010


So many of you probably know a little about the Tam household craziness. Yes, Ricky and I were bedridden with fevers yesterday. And yes, during those many hours in bed, I practiced my animal noises and decided my favorite is "mmmaaaoooowwww," a cat-cow noise, i guess. Unfortunately, mommy also caught our sickness, so all of last night and much of today, my dad ran around the house distributing tylenol and warm water and checking our temperatures. We're much better now, and the fevers have subsided, but we will be on our toes for the next 48 hours or so. For now, will you please pray for complete healing for everyone in our house and that my dad and aunties will not catch our sickness. Also, please pray for Mr. Tam's mental and physical health. He so worried and tired... He "woke up" at 6am this morning to wash the car and water the lawn, and he has not had a full night's rest since mommy's initial diagnosis.

This wave of sickness came at the worst time because mommy had her fourth cycle of chemo(carbo/gemzar) just three days ago, and her blood test showed a low white cell count. So far, she seems to be responding to chemo, but we will know for sure until after another CT scan in about two weeks. Her health wavers day to day, and I pray each night that she will not wake up the next morning coughing. During the most recent meeting with Dr. Knopf, he told us that mommy is scheduled for the full six cycles of chemo, and after the last cycle is completed, we can decided whether to take a break for a few months, during which mommy will travel to Hong Kong to visit relatives, or we can do a one drug maintenance continuously. We are waiting until maybe the fifth or sixth cycle to decide, but will you pray that God will lead us to the right decision? What do you all think? And as always, please continue to pray for complete physical healing. Thanks!

As for our spiritual walk, I confess that I have not been the best Bible Study "leader." We go to a Cantonese service, but when I ask my mom to summarize the message, she smiles and says "i dunnoooo." I just can't translate enough during our devotions, and I give in easily to mommy's complaints of tiredness. She's fallen asleep on me quite a few times, and I don't know how to keep her attention, so will you please pray for something to change? I'm pretty worn out and empty myself and I really, really miss fellowship and english church services.

Alright, time to take my fiftieth nap of the day. mmaaaooowww.

Here! A picture of a bunny for your entertainment.


  1. omg feveeeerrrrrsss????!!! what the heck!!
    sorry about devotions and services. glenda, just know that even if you don't do them or if services don't get through to mama, God's still there. He always is. As for talking to mama's relationship with God, just talk about God. just talk about different attributes of God. if reading together makes her fall asleep, just tell the stories. and if you're both too tired, pray together. just keep praying.

    i loves you! and mama!

    and also, cute bunny :D

  2. glenders tam, you remind me so often what is important. :] heart you.