The Pohle Family, Solon, Ohio
Ruby's visit with the Pohle Family, March 4 - March 21, 2002
Day 1: Ruby arrived when I got home from school. Rufus was pretty sure it was Ruby. I opened the box, and it was Ruby with her pals Gus and Sapphire. We did homework then played Nintendo 64. What a day.
Day 2: I was so excited to see Ruby, I forgot to say we live in Solon, Ohio. Ruby had a good time meeting my family. Besides my Mom and Dad, I have 2 sisters named Allison (10) and Brooke (4). I am Eric and going on 8 in May. I have had diabetes almost 5 years.
Day 3: I felt sick with the stomach flu so me and Ruby watched TV all day. It was a lot of fun.
Day 4: Me and Ruby went to my diabetes doctor named Paul. It was shorter than usual. Brooke brought Ruby for show-and-tell today at her preschool.
Day 5: Ruby stayed home with my sick family. She felt sad because they had the flu.
Day 6: It was a rainy day. Ruby watched movies and TV all day. She tried to make everybody feel better.
Day 7: Today Ruby watched a lot of movies and took a 2 hour nap. Ruby enjoyed the movies she watched on TV today.
Day 8: Today Ruby came to school. She had the best time of her life! She watched an endangered animals video with me at school.
Day 9: Ruby spent quality time with Mom today.
Day 10: Ruby watched me play the computer today.
Day 11: Ruby came to McDonald's with us. She got a hamburger.
Day 12: Ruby played with my Mom while I played with Kevin, my friend.
Day 13: Ruby went and bought McDonald's. I got Jimmy Cricket from Pinocchio.
Day 14: Ruby went with us to buy my communion suit and tie. Ruby likes them.
Day 15: Ruby went to Allison's class to see her give an El Salvador report. She picked out lunch for the upcoming trip - PB&J.
Day 16: On Tuesday, Ruby, me and a lot of other buddies slept on my mom's bed since my dad was out of town.
Day 17: Ruby went to the VIP breakfast at Arthur Road Elementary school with my sister Allison. While at school Ruby was able to participate in a tornado drill. Ruby assumed the position with the rest of the kids.
Day 18: Ruby said "Bye" to everybody and got ready to go to New Hampshire. Ruby had a great visit. Since we had the stomach flu during Ruby's first week, I let her stay a while longer so Eric would be able to take her to school. In reading this journal, we noticed that people were giving Ruby things - earrings, Gus and Sapphire. We thought long and hard about what we wanted to give Ruby. We decided to pack her a lunch of PB&J and an apple. After all, who with diabetes travels without some type of food. We don't want Ruby to get low on her trip.
Our entire family enjoyed Ruby's visit and we are sad to see her go. I have a feeling that I am going to have to purchase a Ruby of our own. I hope everyone loves Ruby as much as we did.
Rufus and Ruby, the bears with diabetes, is the creation of Carol Cramer, who owns the copyright to Rufus and Ruby. The graphics of Rufus are from Rufus Come Home, written by Kim Gosselin and illustrated by Terry Ravenelli, and are used by permission of the author.
Last Updated: Monday December 23, 2002 11:21:10
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