Back to Rufus Ruby Visits the Gerrish Family

The Gerrish Family, San Antonio, Texas

August 29, 2002 – September 13, 2002
One day after Abby's 4th birthday, Ruby arrived for her visit at our home. What an extra birthday surprise! Abby's grandma was here visiting from Arizona, so she got to met Ruby as well (her name is Ruby too!).

Abby has taken very good care of Ruby and checked her blood sugar and gave Ruby her shots daily. She, of course, has fallen in love with her and the two haven't been apart in the two weeks she's been here visiting us. The time has really flown by fast and Abby is really going to miss her.

She doesn't want Ruby to leave, but she knows that another child with diabetes is waiting for her to visit. It will be a sad day as we pack her up for her journey, but also a happy one, knowing that another child will get the thrill of finally getting her turn to take care of Ruby.

Today is Ruby's going away party – cake and the works! We made our last Friday library trip with Ruby and let her check out four books about bears.

Thanks for visiting us, Ruby!

We'll all miss you. Have a safe journey and can't wait to keep reading all about your adventures with everyone on the website!

The Gerrish Family
Cheri and Tim, Jason, Kevin, Abby (born 8-28-98, diagnosed 6-27-00 at 22 months and soon to be pumping!), and Skittles (our mini-dachsund)
Abby with Skittles and Ruby

Abby and Ruby enjoy the Goodbye Party

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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.

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