The Lanning Family, Highlands Ranch, Colorado
Rufus arrives! It's a very cloudy, yucky day, so Rufus can't see the mountains yet. Sarah, 5, non-d, insists on testing him all day to make sure he is ok! Monica, 7, dx 8/96 is thrilled to see him when she gets home from school! She insists on giving him his evening shot. She's reminded of how happy she is now that she's pumping! Rufus is tired from his travels, so we spend a quiet evening at home doing puzzles.
It's still cloudy and no mountains to be seen. But today is a bigday. We're all off to see Arthur Live at the Buell Theatre in Denver. It was a great show. Afterwards, we all went walking in town to the book store and then to the Oddessy Cafe. Rufus felt right at home as we sat in the Serengeti room and all kinds of wild animals were wandering around. Monica ate a TON! Thank goodness for the pump.
Rufus is bummed. It's still cloudy and no mountains to be seen. Oh well, that's OK because we stayed inside all day making homemade pasta and sauces for all of our new Colorado friends (we just moved here from New Jersey a couple of months ago). Everyone came over and met Rufus and learned a lot about diabetes. They were impressed to see Monica give Rufus a shot. All the kids had Brownies with ice cream for dessert, which made for wild night time numbers for Monica and Rufus!
The sun is out! And so are the mountains! Now Rufus' trip to Colorado is almost complete. He is off to school with Monica today. Monica read the Rufus Book to her class and they all learned a little more about diabetes today. Now it is time to say good bye to Rufus, and Monica and Sarah are VERY sad. Rufus is off to New York now. Bye Rufus!
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: Thursday December 19, 2002 13:56:12
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