It happen last night. Zahra been bite with a tick or in malay we call it kutu babi. She just came back from her cousin's house (which actually just a few steps from my PIL house) and we're about to hit the sack when she showed me something just below her eyes. At first I tot she's been playing with stick/sand and the dust trapped there but when I tried to get rid off the thing, suddenly she started to cry and later screamed her lung out. And the more she moved, the difficult to take that particular thing off. I later learnt that that must be a blood sulking parasite which at first I thought it is mite (hama in malay).
Tick sticking on the skin below her eye
Since it is very hard to pull off, along with a little soap opera, I gave up and we headed to the bed. FIL said it's ok to wait till tomorrow and go to the clinic let the Doctor do the rest. She slept as soon as she put her head on the pillow, and I started to tweet and to call some helpful friends and texting hubby for SOS. I googled but nothing came out maybe because I used the wrong term: mite instead of tick. A friend later suggest to use lice (kutu rambut in malay) as keyword but still no right solution via googling.
I then somehow remembered that if we want to pull something off from skin (ie. hair) using tweezer is much more easier and since I am not in my own crib, I settled with nailclppper instead. I know it's quite dangerous but having to see the tick attached to the skin near her eyes is soo disturbing I don't have patient to wait till the next day to see the Doctor. And since she's sleeping I just put the clipper on that thing and snap and Alhamdulillah, the parasite went off together with a bit of her eye lashes. Hahahaha.. And later I went to sleep with a big relief :D
That darn tick!
And I don't want to be biased, but they are to be blamed:
I know they're cute but I have a different point of view. :p
Sorry, no story about sewing for the time being. I am still working on the collaboration project, will reveal once done. Thank you for reading this anyway :)
Have a nice day ahead.