Friday, October 31, 2014

Rash Alert: Henoch-Schönlein Purpura Part 2

Continuation from Rash Alert: Henoch-Schönlein Purpura Part 1

After we came back from SDMC ER Outpatient, I started researching on "non-blanching rash", "non meningitis rash" basically, I went through all type of info on rashes and went through all type of photos. As if I can sleep before I can narrow down what the heck is this rash that does not blanche, causes MY daughter pain but not so serious that it can wait until the morning?!

Since the ER Doctor assured me it, he strongly does not believe it is bacterial meningitis due to the lack of fever and blood test results, it was a huge relief but not quite. Because he have no idea what else it could be. Not even a clue (maybe he had a clue but not saying).

Rash Alert: Henoch-Schönlein Purpura Part 1

I thought I had enough of SDMC's Emergency Room visits for this year (another story, another post). But of course, being a parent of two children....that obviously wasn't the case.

Ever since PP came back from last Sunday's Disney show...she have these substantial amount of bite marks on the bottom half of her legs. It looks like mosquito bites...or even mites. We assumed that she was bitten at the show...some infected chair at the auditorium ? even though her sister, Bambam, her Aunty Tiyah, and "Uncle" Kaiser have no bite marks whatsoever. But they were wearing pants....maybe they were not bitten because they wore pants? 

I was concern (of course) but the most that was done was to put some lotion to ease whatever itchiness and redness that might come from the bites. But here was the funny thing, I asked PP,

"Is it itchy?" "No" she answered
"Do you have a headache?" "No." (some can see where my brain was already going)
"Does your neck hurt?" "No." 
"Do you feel sick?" "No, I feel fine, mummy!"  Well.... Q&A session was clearly over. 

PP had no fever, I checked the soles of her feet and hands, they were clear, so I really didn't think too much about it. 

On Wednesday afternoon, the "bite marks" have diminished, no longer red. But come night time...she was in great pain! Her legs were hurting her, she said. Around the knee and ankle, she said. She can't walk because it would hurt her so much. And worse...the "bite marks" have turned into inflamed rashes. 

That was when I immediately asked for a clear glass - immediately did a "glass test" otherwise known as the "meningitis rash test" and saw that the rash did not blanche at all. Drop everything, and off we went to the hospital for medical attention. 

It is worth a note, The Daddy wanted to go to the 24 hours clinic nearby, but with a non-blanching rash, I am not taking my chance with clinics, I rather be at the hospital just in case things turn for the worse.  

(More on the rashes and what I did before I decided "TO PANIC OR NOT TO PANIC!" in Rash Alert: Henoch-Schönlein Purpura Part 2. Read HERE and HERE)

PP was in too much pain to walk, and you can see the rashes on legs from knee to ankle.

Wednesday, October 29, 2014

Disney Live! Three Classic Fairy Tales at KL Convention Center

My Princesses really been bombarded by Disney's princesses in the month of October. First there was PP's 5th birthday party which theme was Disney Princesses....and on last Sunday, they went to Disney Live concert! part was, I DIDN'T HAVE TO GO! weehooooo...

Sometimes...a parent need to take a break from all parenting work and let the aunties and uncles in your kid's lives for parents' sanity   a family bonding session. It was a birthday present from GrandNa and Tiyah. Me and The Daddy's job was for pick up only. And that what we did....but of course, post concert, we received lots of reviews on the "BEST DAY OF MY LIFE!" as said by the now five years old PP. Berapa banyak "best day of my life!" daa??! 

Now let's have a look of photos from the show, and post show and basically how the day went.
(It's photo blog time!)

Princess Cinderella was late for her ball! Hurry hurry, let's go to the show!

Tuesday, October 28, 2014

BlogNotes: The Comment Section

As I restart my mummy blog to document my life again, I did what one has to do to begin; opened my Blogger on my laptop and view the comment sections for review and approval.

Mind you, I haven't check the comment sections for some time . Scream: Hiiiiiiiiatus!!!

Some were good, some were spam (why my comment section require approval in the first place),

Some were in disagree over my post, its not bad bad but let's call them bad for categorising sake, and then...

There were the uglies, where the disagreements are not just disagreements but are defensive retort over what have been written. I guess it can be taken as a personal attack towards whatever topic I believe in. Some were....basically insulting. Really, now? Srsly? yup, to those i gave them 'the mummy's look'.

Good, bad or ugly, all were never published.

As someone who prefer to be the peacemaker, see stories from both side of the arguments. Basically run away from any confrontations (yes, i realise i have kids......and a husband). Any bad or ugly comments were, are rather unsettling to me. But i will handle it. They will be posted and answered if required. 
but it's quite mind boggling to think how people can be easily offended by one person's view.'s just this petite unknown woman in a huge blogasphere honest, simple opinion and thoughts.

Let me make this clear. Anything that been said on this blog is not to insult anyone. This is my blog with my perspective on things. I write from the heart and try to make it as simple as possible to be read and understood. Not to insult. Not to wage wars. Not to condemn any living or non living souls.
If you are in disagreement, or I require corrections (based on facts), I welcome them if they are written in a polite manner. I mean...duh! I can be wrong at times. I can accept that. But to insult me when I state my personal opinion? Riighttt.....whole different playground.

Especially when it comes to parenting.
There are no set of rules to follow, or maybe there are too many set of rules to use. So I may be wrong.... Or right. Who cares?! All that matter is that my girls would not grow up into a psychopath. I think I'd be happy with that.

Sigh. Blogging 101 all over again.

Cheercheer. I'll get to your comments.

Monday, October 27, 2014

The Mummylicious Family Update

Obviously being on a hiatus for yeaaaarsss means a LOT have happened in between those years.

1. PP is now 5. She's 5! Time sure pass quickly.
2. PP have a sister...we call her Bambam in the social media world.
3. I had a major miscarriage.... which was one of the reason I felt I needed to restart my blogging.
4. Lots of birthday parties were planned
5. Lots of DIY project were made
6. LOTS of travelling were done with and without the children.

So, do I have new contents to make me go crazy and procrastinate blogging from the sheer amount of things to share? Sure do! .......

He...He. ..He. ...

Now how do I add pics to this post via Blogger app on android. Oppss. ..never mind,  got it

Testing out Bloggeroid on an Android

We are constantly on the phone. I may not blog as much, but I constantly update my instagram @xdaliv and my Facebook statuses quite a bit. (Told ya I'm still aliveeee).

So it seems like a natural move that in order to restarting a dead/ dormant blog is to find ways to be able to blog on the move. Or in the case of Malaysians....when you're stuck in traffic (as a passenger!) With nothing to do but stare at your neighbouring car driver digging their nose.

For Blogspot users, for now I've only found 2 apps.

1. Blogger
Th official app for Bloggers all around.

2. Bloggeroid
Which I am testing out now.

Which is better...Too early to say. Will update in that as the process to re kicking my butt. blog is too soon. Like. Erm 5 mins ago. Or less.

●**Labels**: can't find how to add tag/labels on Bloggeroid. Used Blogger to add tag/label on a post written in Bloggeroid. Norm or brain lag? 

Sunday, October 26, 2014

Blognotes: Illustrations with watercolours

I have always love illustrations and artwork using watercolours. Be it in tactile or digital manner.

So one of things one must MUST do to reactivate an old, musty, outdated, neglected website or blog is to do a.....

And I had an idea in my head on what to do. And if you also follow me on Pinterest... (follow me lah! Hehe) you can guess in which direction I am heading too.

Pinterest is such a good tool to collect ideas and to bookmark sites for use in later stage. Perfect for blogging redo- the ideas stage!

As for the actual redesigning and revamping....Le sigh...

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