The Ellinwood Family, Clinton, Iowa
Rufus arrived late this afternoon! Ashley was so excited! She is reading everyone's entries and admiring all the cool key chains! He's sooo cute. Nikki isn't so sure of him though! I think he is glad to be back in the A/C; it's been really hot!
Today is Ashley's doctor appointment in Iowa City for her check up. It's a 2 hour drive so we are glad to have Rufus along! Everyone loved Rufus so much and thought this was such a great idea! I asked to see if we could put Ashley on the pump, and they feel she is too young. So I guess we will have to wait longer. Ashley found a key chain that she would like to add to Rufus!
Today we are going to Grandma's for supper! She always does so well in preparing Ashley's supper! Ashley had Rufus sitting at the table eating, too. I made sure he didn't get messy though.
The Clinton Herald stopped by to interview Ashley and Rufus. After all that was done, we decided to take Rufus to see our park and the Mississippi River.
Today we took Rufus shopping!
Ashley and Rufus are visiting her Dad's house today. They went bike riding and went for a walk. When they came back they were both really exhausted so I sent them to bed after Ashley had her bath.
Mom is really stressed out today. We haven't had any internet service for the last few days! We are getting ready to send Rufus off, so Ashley is outside showing him to all her friends before he leaves! We will miss you Rufus!
Ashley Ellinwood, age 7, dx'd 6/00, and Barb Johnson, mom
Ashley and Rufus
At the Mississippi River
Ashley gives Rufus his shot
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: Friday December 20, 2002 10:08:50
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