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The Straus Family, Austin, Texas

May 2, 2001
Rufus arrived today! Zephyr discovered the box waiting for her when she got home from preschool. She opened it up with great enthusiasm and immediately decided Rufus was high. She quickly bloused him on his pump and gave him a little extra insulin for a snack for later. Later Rufus had a low and needed a glucose tablet. Both Zephyr and Rufus are now tucked in for the night.

May 3, 2001
Rufus had a day of shopping while we purchased a suit for Zephyr's brother Jessup who will be the ring bearer in his uncle's wedding this weekend. We also bought shoes for both children for the event and we even found a necktie for Rufus to wear also. Throughout the day, Zephyr introduced Rufus to every salesperson we met. They listened to Zephyr tell the story of Rufus' journey with amazement. They were particularly impressed with her ability to describe what diabetes is and what Rufus needs for care. Once, again, everyone is tucked in for the night trying to get a good sleep before preschool tomorrow.

May 4, 2001
Rufus had a great day in preschool! He participated in all activities and Ms. Barbara had Zephyr check his blood sugar and bolus every time she checked and bloused Zephyr. Rufus has the charm to be loved by every child!

May 5, 2001
Wedding Day! Rufus looked wonderful in his new tie. Zephyr made a beautiful flower girl! The bride and groom posed for a picture with Zephyr and Rufus. It was a wonderful and exhausting day!

May 6, 2001
Church, a birthday party and finally home for a quiet afternoon! What a whirlwind of a weekend. We hope Rufus won't be too exhausted when he arrives at his next destination. Maybe he will have the chance to hibernate while traveling! Farewell Rufus! We will miss you!

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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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