The Rosenthal Family, Belle Mead, New Jersey
March 9, 2002
Rufus arrives! I enjoy visiting with him alone.
March 11, 2002
I take Rufus to my ballet class, which is after school. I talked to the kids about Rufus and about what diabetes is. I eat a big snack before ballet and disconnect my pump, but still sometimes I feel low in class. Today, Rufus and I had to leave class to get tested. I was 81 so we had a glucose and went back to class. The kids in my class were very interested. Some questions they asked were: How low or high have you ever been? Is there a cure? How do you get it? Are you born with it? And stuff like that.
March 14, 2002
I go to the nurse's office after lunch to bolus and who was there? My Mom and Rufus! Mom took a picture of me, my two fantastic nurses and my two great friends, who also have diabetes. I better hurry and get back to class.
I shared Rufus with my 4th grade class next. They pretty much knew what diabetes is since I read them a book in the beginning of the year, but they didn't know ANYTHING about Rufus. Mom took a picture of Rufus with the whole class (and my super teacher!). They cannot wait until we are up on the website. My teacher said she will bookmark the site in our classroom!
Rufus was busy today! At the end of the day we went to Girl Scouts. I shared him then, too. Of course, my scout friends know all about diabetes since we do overnights and stuff. But, they liked hearing about Rufus and his travels. The troop loved him and thought he was cute. Mom came and took another picture of Troop 624 with Rufus!
March 15-22, 2002
Rufus spent the rest of the week with us, keeping me company when I test my blood and change my sites.
March 24, 2002
Good-bye Rufus! Thanks for coming to visit!
Rufus at school
Rufus with the scouts
Rufus with the nurses
Lindsey Rosenthal, age 9, diagnosed, July 8, 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.
Last Updated: Wednesday December 18, 2002 21:44:32
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