The Steele Family, San Antonio, Texas
October 27, 2001
We arrived home to find Rufus in the mailbox. Jordan is already asleep so I decided to postpone introductions.
October 28, 2001
Didn't do much. Wind down day. Jordan enjoyed spending the day with Rufus. They watched videos together.
October 29, 2001
Jordan had speech therapy today. They planted flowers during the session. Rufus watched and supervised. Afterwards, we took pictures. Jordan started getting moody, so we checked his sugar levels and he was down to 45. We gave him some candy and he felt better. Later Jordan, Rufus, and I, went downtown to the local paper. We talked to an editor about the Rufus trip and then went to the Alamo and took a photo of Jordan giving Rufus a shot. It was a beautiful day. Rufus wanted to get a postcard to send to his last friend, Dawson--we thought this was a good idea because he missed him so much.
We spent the evening with friends. Jordan and Rufus played on the trampoline and had a great time.
October 30, 2001
Rufus and Jordan played at home today. Jordan likes his bulldozer and was showing Rufus how to use it. We checked both Jordan and Rufus on the Freestyle monitor and both guys were within normal limits--yeah! Tuesday night, Jordan stayed with his grandmother while Rufus and I attended a diabetes education class. All the students thought he was wonderful. One family said that they were going to check into the Children with Diabetes website.
October 31, 2001 Halloween
We spent the evening at our church festival. Jordan and Rufus rode the train, played games and had a good time. Afterwards, we did a little trick-or-treating. Rufus' numbers were good and Jordan got a little extra insulin so he could have a few extra goodies tonight.
November 2, 2001
We went to the movies to see Monsters, Inc. Rufus liked the theater. They shared popcorn and the chair until Jordan stood up and Rufus fell into the chair--oops!
November 3, 2001
Jordan wanted to take Rufus to meet Shamu-so off to Seaworld. They played in the kids area for awhile and then went to see the penguin exhibit. Eventually, we ended up at Shamu's show. We sat in the splash zone (Rufus hid in a bag). We lucked out… we didn't get wet either.
November 7, 2001
We had to hold onto Rufus a little longer than expected. The newspaper wanted to talk to us (again) about the travels. I wanted to make sure Rufus was available if they needed a photo shoot. Well, time for our good bye. We had a lot of fun with Rufus, and I bet he is going to enjoy his travels. I look forward to reading his adventures on the website. Good-bye, friend and take good care of those blood sugars.
Danielle and Jordan Steele (age 2 dx 4/01)
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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