The Blain Family, Concord, New Hampshire
March 25, 2002
Ruby arrived when I got home from school! She helped me with my homework and then we watched tv and had supper. Oh, yes, I live in Allenstown, NH and my name is Alexa. I've had diabetes for 2 1/2 years. Ruby is having so much fun! We played with my bouncing ball. I am having a great time with Ruby!
March 26, 2002
Ruby and I woke up and had our breakfast. Ruby came to school with me. She watched a movie in History class with me. We had cheese and crackers for snack. When I got home we watched tv and then she read with me. We cleaned my room and got the mail.
March 27, 2002
I was sick today. My blood sugar was somewhere over 500, so my meter couldn't read it. So, Ruby and I and all my stuffed animals watched movies and tv. We just relaxed. We watched Jungle Book. She got scared with all the snakes!
March 28, 2002
Tonight we both watched Survivor, the tv show, together. It was fun!
March 29, 2002
Ruby and I went to my dad's house. I am staying for Easter. I have 1 half brother and 2 half sisters. They are younger than me. Tomorrow we are going to paint Easter Eggs!
March 30, 2002
Today we painted eggs. My brother and I had a fever today. Ruby kept me company when I rested.
March 31, 2002
Today is Easter! We went to the Exeter Inn for breakfast. My dad lives in Exeter, NH. We had an Easter Egg hunt and we all put on a play for my family.
April 1, 2002
I stayed home today because I have a cold and a fever. Ruby and I watched TV and movies and rested in my room.
April 2, 2002
I stayed home again because I still have a bad cold and a little fever. Ruby and I made sugar free pudding, watched tv and movies, and took a nap.
April 3, 2002
I'm home again today because of a fever. We took a nap and had some more sugar free pudding that we made yesterday. Ruby kept me company.
April 4, 2002
I went to school today. Ruby stayed home with the rest of my stuffed animals.
April 5, 2002
Tonight is the Spring Concert at school, so Ruby and I got all pretty.
April 6, 2002
Today we made tents out of blankets and slept in them. My friend slept over.
April 7, 2002
Today, Ruby stayed home and I went to school.
April 8, 2002
I didn't go to school today because my great-grandfather died this morning. He lived with me, and we were very close.
April 9, 2002
I went to school and Ruby stayed home.
April 10, 2002
Ruby and I colored today.
June 1, 2002
Ruby and I went outside on the porch and read books. Bye Ruby! Alexa was so happy to see you! Safe travels and happy memories.
The Blain Family
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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