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The Hobbs Family, Defuniak Springs, FL
Kenny, Becky, Chelsey (8) dxed 9/99 and Nathan (5) dxed 2/97

February 12, 2001
Rufus arrived this afternoon! Chelsey and Nathan ope the box was so excited to have Rufus to stay with us. Chelsey has carried him around all day. Nathan was babysitting him while Chelsey took a bath. Nathan checked Rufus blood sugar and he was 56. Nathan gave him one tab. Check him alittle later and Rufus was 82. We took a vote and decided to put Rufus on the pump. Chelsey and Nathan did not want you to have to take shots. At supper Chesley blood sugar was 80, Nathan was 113, and Rufus was 82. Rufus got to sleep with Nahtan. At 2am when I checked Nathan, Nathan told me to make sure I checked Rufus too. Blood sugar were Chelsey 89. Nathan 146, and Rufus 132.

February 13, 2001
Got up at 6:30am. Chelsey is getting ready to go to school. Blood sugar before breakfast: Chelsey 79, Nathan 44 and Rufus 100. Gave Nathan a tab. Chelsey lefted to go to school at 7:30am. Nathan and Dad took Rufus to the woods to check deer feeders. Nathan let Me know that Rufus blood sugar was 99 and hw was a good bear. Just before lunch Nathan checked Rufus and he was 420. We gave a correction bolus. Are going outside to play till his sugar comes down. Rufus's blood sugar came back down to 120 and we ate lunch. After lunch took a nap. At supper time Rufus was 80, Chelsey was 92 and Nathan was 67. Went to bed. Rufus slept with Chelsey. At 2am Chesley was 87, Rufus 82, and Nathan 136.

February 14, 2001
We got up checked blood sugar. Chelsey 80, Rufus was 136 and Nathan 76. Eat breakfast, Mom got ready to go to a luncheon at school for volunteers. Rufus went with her. All the teachers and aides thought you were so cute. After the luncheon Rufus got to go to Chelsey class. Chelsey got to tell her class about Rufus travel around the world. Ther kids fall in love with you. That ask some good questions about diabetes. We took a class picture with Rufus. Rufus Stayed at school with Chelsey while mom went home to get Nathan for the Valentines Party. At the party blood sugar were Chelsey 91, Nathan 192, and Rufus 42. Corrected Nathan with bolus and gave Rufus a tab. We got a cupcake with diet coke. Got to play on the play ground and had lots of fun.

Tomorrow you go to the next family. We will mis you a lot. I would like to say this was a wonderful idea. It opened up Chelsey's class to talk and ask questions about her diabetes. Nathan has really taken to Rufus. We are going to get him one. Will use Rufus to prepare Nathan for school next year.

Love You All,
The Hobbs Family
Proud mom of Chelsey 7yo dxed 9/99 and Nathan 5yo dxed 2/97

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