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Home is Where the Heart is
By Joshua Dworetzky, Joshua Allen
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Deep inside the right atrium of the heart, something wonderful is about to begin ...
Where would he go? What would he see? Such things are in store for our young rbc.
Mrs. Cell: "Arbie, breakfast is ready. Hurry up or you'll be late for your field trip today."
Arbie: "Oxygen again? All I get for breakfast, lunch, and dinner is oxygen. Why can't I have something else like pizza or candy?"
Mrs. Cell: "Oxygen will help you grow up big and strong like your father. Now off to school with you."
A field trip's a breather, a chance to miss school—but every adventure must have a few rules
"Now class, when we get to the lungs make sure you stay with the group. It's easy to get blown away if you're not care warned.
Class: "Yes, Miss Valve."
Just like a bank where we store all our change, the lungs are where we perform gas exchange
Miss Valve spoke. "Class, the lungs regulate the oxygen supply for the WHOLE body! Follow me as we make our way toward the alveoli and be careful.
We're about to watch fresh air being delivered and then shipped into the bloodstream!"
Arbie laughed to his classmate. "Miss Valve worries too much. She's full of hot air, this will be a breeze."
Had he been careful, what might have been? With a gust and a splash, poor Arbie fell in!
Arbie swam and he swam, til his strength was kaput! When he finally crawled out, he was stuck in the gut
Arbie looked around bewildered. "Where am I? How home to see my family again?" he thought.
Inside the stomach, Food gets broken down, then heads for the intestines to get out of town
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