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The Norton Family, Richmond, Kentucky

November 21, 2002
Ruby arrived at the Norton home this evening. She will be staying with Aly Norton who is 2 and has been diagnosed with diabetes since April 20, 2001. Aly has her own Ruby, but she was happy to see the new traveling Ruby #5, even though she was a bit confused to see two Rubies in her house!

Aby likes to "check" her Ruby and give her insulin to keep her healthy. We've been very lucky to have our Ruby to help Aly understand what is happening to her sometimes. Ruby will be visiting the Norton family, which includes Mom and Dad (Janna and Randy), two cats, Zoey and Moe, and one gerbil, Ginger. She will also get to go to Grandma's house and play with Aly's cousins, Michael and Alec, while Mommy and Daddy are at work. We all live in Richmond, Kentucky.

November 28, 2002
Ruby #5 has traveled to Bowling Green, Kentucky, to celebrate Thanksgiving with Aly's great-grandparents, Gramma and Poppaw, and granparents, Gran and Pops. We also got to visit with Aunt Sallie, Uncle Jim and cousin Jamie and her friend Dana, who are all from Georgia.

December 1, 2002
We came home from Bowling Green last night and Aly had a very scary low episode. But after some juice and a snack, everything was fine.

December 2, 2002
Ruby rode with Aly to her endocrinologist appointment at the University of Kentucky Medical Center. Aly was so excited to see Dr. Smith that she left Ruby in the car. Buat that's ok. Aly was a "big girl" without Ruby's help. She was very patient and had to have her snack while she was in the office. Aly had a great A1c of 7.1 and Mommy was very proud!

The Norton Family

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