In the name of Allah; the entirely merciful; the especially merciful - بِسْمِ اللَّهِ الرَّحْمَـٰنِ الرَّحِيمِ

Monday, 9 September 2013

Acrylic painting that says the majestic name of Allah.

I dream of crying in remembrance of Allah. This is one of my du'a list I wrote on last Ramadan. It was inspired by the visionaire email I received from Sheikh Muhammad Alshareef. I really hope to attend one of his Dream Du'a one day. He gave me an idea to vision my du'a.

When I have spare time, I love doing DIY project. Today I would like to share with you some pictures of what I did for my home to remind me about my dream.

I love Islamic calligraphy. I'm dying to do it but I don't know how. If you looked at my handwriting in Arabic, it's so bad.  I really love this painting by Stephani Fisher. I love its colour scheme. When I looked at the price, I thought I should make one myself. So here what I came up with, an acrylic painting that says the majestic name of Allah in the shape of water drop. This was not my original idea but my idea was I wanted something that can remind me about the dream. I got it from here

I know this one is far better than the one that I made, but I really love how the gold brighten it. In my previous post here I have a picture of this painting hanging above my writing table.

I also painted it on the rock.

Be creative. Do something creative. If I can do, you can do it too.

Friday, 6 September 2013

AFOs: Mujhee's fifth fancy footware.

It has been more then two years without AFOs. Last year I decided not to get Mujhee AFOs because she was never comfortable with them. We got her a piedro boot instead. Read the previous post about AFOs here and here.

This year we decided to get her the AFOs because her paediatrician and physiotherapist recommended her for preventing deformity, as her ankle twist outwards and it helps stabilized the joints.

These are her fifth AFOs and instead of having one piece, they are two pieces.

It was early term 3 when we went for casting. Mujhee's physiotherapist and speech therapist was with us for the appointment. She was not really well with viral infection. When the orthotist examined her legs, he recommended the two pieces AFOs for Mujhee to help control her spasm and keep her ankles in place. Before casting, he was afraid that he could not get the right casting as she was not relaxed. But Alhamdulillah, she was great at casting. Actually the ward feeling of the plaster made her fall asleep during it so he got the beautiful mold for the cast.

She still had a virus the day for fitting. We still went because the previous week I cancelled the appointment and I didn't want to cancel once again even though she had seizures just before we left home. I gave her medication and hoped that it would make her fall asleep, but her seizures got worse. Anyway the orthotist could not finished the adjustment that day so we went home without them.

When Mujhee had an appointment at PMH for orthopeadic clinic her physiotherapist called to bring in her new AFOs. I already really liked her new AFOs even before she wore them. It looked so easy when she put them on Mujhee and she looked comfortable. Alhamdulillah.

By the way at the orthopeadic clinic we found that Mujhee's hips are stable and she will continue to monitor her hips through the hips surveillance clinic and have a review in a year

I only pray that the Mujhee's fancy footwear, AFOs, would be perfect for her, so she won't feel uncomfortable when wearing them and help in correcting deformity and stability of the joints.

Information about Paediatric Ankle Foot Orthoses here, the two pieces AFOs here and more for parent here.