The Morrison Family, Arlington, Texas
March 13, 2002
Today Rufus arrived on a very special day-it's Mitchell's 10th birthday and it's also Dad's birthday, too! But, he declines on putting his age in the book for everyone to see. Mitchell got a new bicycle-a 21 speed. He'll be getting some great exercise; he got a new helmet, too. Rufus wants to view the neighborhood. Mitchell and his sister and brother are on spring break from school. Maybe we'll have some extra fun. It's nice to have a break from homework! Happy Birthday, Mitchell and Dad. Thanks for celebrating with us, Rufus!
March 14, 2002
Mitchell and Rufus got to play all day. Spring Break can be beautiful in Texas. Riding your new bike all day takes lots of energy. Rufus had to tell Mitchell to check his blood an extra time today. He's been low all day; 41, 70, and 61. Rufus and Mitchell get an extra snack-a piece of birthday cake from the party. Rufus is also very proud of Mitchell. He got a device called an inject-ease. He started giving his own shots. The inject-ease pushes the needle in for you. Mitchell loves it. Rufus says, "Way to go, Mitchell!"
March 16, 2002
Had a busy, but great day. We went to the movies and saw "Ice Age." It was real cute. Then out for pizza-we needed a little extra insulin!
March 17, 2002
A usual Sunday- Sunday school and church. Mitchell has a tendency to have a low during church, probably left over from his activity level on Saturday. So, usually a snack is the routine. Tonight is a bummer for Mitchell and Rufus. It's the end of spring break. Back to school tomorrow.
March 18, 2002
Change in routine-blood sugars are in the 200's all day. Rufus missed Mitchell when he was at school. Getting back to the school routine takes a couple of days.
March 19, 2002
The newspaper doesn't respond to doing a story about Rufus. Nice idea, but can't seem to make it happen. Mitchell gets done with his homework. His treat is to go for a ride on his dirt bike. Sorry Rufus, you can't go. No helmet to fit. Thanks for visiting us, Rufus. Hope you liked Texas!
The Morrison Family
Tammi, Mike, Marcus (17), Tiffany (15), and Mitchell (10, dx'd November 1999)
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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