It all began when Andrew my no. 2 son came to my room early last Friday morning (around 3am). He was in tears and had a high fever. We went to the doctor and he said it was probably a bad viral infection. As the day unfolded, it was my turn. High fever, body aches, I too had to go see the doctor and was given the same diagnosis and the same symptomatic treatment.

The fevers and body aches remained the whole weekend. Someone mentioned that there had been a number of dengue cases in our neighbourhood. The doctor said that it was beginning to look like dengue but that we had to wait 5 days for the blood test for it to be accurate.

The blood tests were done, and it was confirmed. Andrew and I had dengue fever. Andrew’s platelet count was bad enough to warrant hospitalization. That was done. I rested at home. Of course all this meant that a number of key angels had to appear to help.

Andrew is more stable now and he will probably be out in a day or two. My fever is down but I still feel very weak and still have this bad headache. Hence tonight’s blog in lieu of a proper ecommentary.

Thing is, the morning before this whole episode, I received the following sms:

“God’s grace is sufficient for me. His strength is made perfect in my weakness. Amen for u n I today!”

The Lord knew what was coming. And He loved me enough to prepare me. Which means He has a purpose in all this. But if only my head would stop aching?..

Your brother, Soo-Inn Tan