Back to Rufus Rufus Visits the Sappington Family

The Sappington Family, Macomb, Illinois

Rufus arrived after lunch! Jared was very excited. He introduced Rufus to his brother Zachary (4 years old) We played on the computer for a little bit, then took Rufus for a ride on Jared's bike. Rufus enjoyed that. After supper, we all took a walk down our lane and it started to rain. We didn't care. It was kind of fun getting caught in the rain. We wrestled with Dad to burn some sugars off. Rufus thought that was fun.

Today was a Great Day! It was a warm and sunny day and we got to go swimming in the pool. Jared showed Rufus how he goes down the slide. It was so much Fun!

Jared called his Grandpa and Grandma and told them that Rufus is staying with us for a few days. They thought it sounded like fun. We had to go to bed early so we can get up for school.

We got up early to get ready for school. Dad checked Jared's blood sugars and Jared checked Rufus's blood sugar. Both readings were good. We got our shots and ate breakfast, then off to school -- first grade. Jared was diagnosed last year on November 17, two weeks before his sixth birthday.

When Jared got home he and Rufus had a snack, played on the computer, then practiced soccer with dad (tomorrow after school Jared has soccer practice). Jared and Rufus got to have a super duper, no-sugar-added ice cream with peanuts, whipped cream, and a little bit of chocolate sauce. We must have done a lot of running. When dad checked our blood sugars before we went to bed, we both were 135 so for the snack that's what we got. Rufus thought it was YUMMY!

Jared went to school but left Rufus home because it was so hot out. After school we got to have an ice cream bar. Both Jared's and Rufus's blood sugars have been good. Went to soccer practice Rufus thought it was cool and the kids thought Rufus was cool too. Rufus wanted to know how Jared did getting his shot before lunch? Jared told him fine and that it's over fast, then he can go eat his lunch with his friends. Jared told Rufus that on the first day of school his teacher read the book "Taking Diabetes to School" and the kids asked questions.

Jared had another good day at school, checked blood sugars before lunch -- 122, GREAT! Jared and Rufus played on the computer for a little while after school. Rufus helped Jared with his homework and Jared read a book from school to Rufus. After dinner, they played soccer and went for a walk. At dinner Jared's blood sugar was 102, Rufus 110. Dad read a book to us before bed. We both were very tired.

Up early for school. We got to play at a friend's house after school. Both Jared and Rufus were excited about it.

Mom came today and checked blood sugars at school before lunch and give my shot. Jared's and Rufus's blood sugars were good. Dad and Mom took Jared, Zachary and Rufus uptown to try and find the hot air balloon Jared colored in art class for next weekend's Balloon fest.

It's time to say Good Bye to Rufus and Good luck to All.

The Sappingtons
Jay, Linda, Jared and Zachary (dxd Nov 17th at 5 yrs old, now 6)

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