The Robertson Family, Kent, United Kingdom
October 12, 2001
Rufus has arrived in the United Kingdom!!!
We live in Kent, which is about 10 miles from the city of London. I am Chloe(10) and my brother Max (12) who was dx 02/01. We have read the book of Rufus Comes Home and we have also read all the other people's stories as well. We think the clogs are lovely and the tie is very smart too.
Max gave Rufus his insulin before dinner. He will then eat a lamb roast dinner yum!! Max then did his injection after. Rufus, Max and I enjoyed our dinner.
It is the weekend tomorrow and we are looking forward to taking Rufus out and taking some photos. Before bed we are testing blood sugars for Max and Rufus, and Max will have his nighttime Insulin.
Goodnight, Rufus! Max and Chloe zzzzzzzzz
Saturday 13th October
Rufus had a lovely sleep in Max's bed. For breakfast Max and Rufus had porridge. They seemed to like it. Then we went grocery shopping for tea tonight. Rufus, Mac and Chloe are now watching TV. For lunch Max, Rufus, Mum and I are having fish and chips. Max took his sugars and Rufus' too. The weather is very sunny and hot. Max had his tea insulin, and Rufus did too. For tea we are having mexican fajitas. It tasted yum! Then we watched TV.
Goodnight Rufus. You have a big day ahead.
Sunday 14th October
Rufus had a lovely sleep in with Chloe. We had to get up early to go to London. Max took his sugars; he was low(3.2) and so was Rufus. So we had to give him and Rufus some chocolate. They enjoyed their chocolate. Rufus enjoyed his trip to London. He visited the Houses of Parliament, Downing Street (where the Prime Minister lives) and Buckingham Palace where the queen lives. He was disappointed not to see the Queen, as her flag was not flying so we knew she was away from home. Rufus had his photo taken with two policemen, and as a souvenir he received his own special helmet to wear when he fancies it. Rufus also went to Trafalgar square and saw Nelson on top of his column. We decided it was important to ensure that Rufus had a valid passport for the remainder of his travels, just in case - so we have enclosed his own one from the UK. It should allow him to travel through any country.
All in all Rufus had a very busy day - with a lot of walking. The exercise has done him and Max good as their sugars are low. They will all sleep well tonight!
Monday 15th October
Rufus had a quiet day at home today watching me work and in the evening we took Max to his local drama group, which is performing the play "84 Charing Cross Road" next week. Max is doing the lighting for the production - it is a shame that Rufus will not be here when the show runs but seeing the backdrop in America and England brought back happy memories from his earlier travels. Max and Rufus did not get to bed until 11.30pm after taking bed time insulin to keep them low all night - hope they are not too tired tomorrow.
Tuesday 16th October
Rufus had a lovely sleep. Today Chloe and Max have to go to school. So I will look after Rufus. He has a new badge that says London upon it. He is wearing it with all his others. He is wearing his hat, too. Chloe and Max are back now. Max takes Rufus' blood. It was ok 4.5. Max and Rufus watched tv then they had their injection. They then had their tea, chips and nuggets. Then they went to sleep. Night Rufus, Max and Chloe XXXXXXX00000
Wednesday 17th October
Today Rufus met Coppell. He is our Nan's dog and she has gone to Scotland. We are looking after him. Coppell seems to like Rufus to play with. We have had to watch them. Rufus has also had his clothes washed today - they have come up really clean and he says he feels 100% better now. Max went low tonight and so did Rufus - so they sat and ate chocolate together!!!
Helen, Mark Max and Chloe Robertson, Kent, United Kingdom
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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