The Oberholzer Family, Durban, South Africa
Matthew, Age 10 1/2 Years
Diagnosed At 5 years and 9 Months
Sunday 16th January 2005
Rufus came to us on the 6th January, passed on by Kirsty Anderson's Mom. Matthew was very taken with him in the beginning. He changed his clothes and slept with him on the first night.
We went on holiday to Jeffrey's Bay the next day, and the body-boarding, fishing and surf shops distracted Matthew, so he did not pay Rufus too much attention.
Matthew is also on an insulin pump. He also has to test his sugars often. He feels that the pump gives him a little more freedom with food and better control of his sugars.
Tomorrow we will return Rufus to the Andersons.
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: Sunday May 08, 2005 10:48:30
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