Kevin Turley, M.D.

“I am please to write this letter of support for the use of the Cough-Buddy, Teddy-Tech bears as an adjunct to rapid recovery from congenital cardiac operations. We have now used the bears in our critical pathway methodology to help indoctrinate the patient and family as to our post-operative care methods. The bears have helped tremendously in the pulmonary rehabilitation program, so critical to an accelerated recovery and early discharge.”
“The children enjoy the bears and work well with them and the families see them as a memento of a very important experience. But most importantly, they significantly improve post-operative management. I strongly recommend their use in pediatric and congenital cardiac surgery and have found them an exceptional tool in decreasing the length of hospital stay.”
Kevin Turley, M.D.
Chief, Pediatric Cardiovascular Surgery

I without a doubt recommend “Cough Buddy” as a post-operative pillow after surgery. I had 3 procedures on my lung; a Mediastinoscopy, VATS, as well as a Thoractomy.

After the surgery I was given a “Cough Buddy” Moose post-op pillow that was by my side through the entire healing process. It was very difficult to cough and breathe with my incisions, and I cannot imagine my recovery without this pillow.

Thank you Teddy-Tech for developing this amazing pillow!

– Chas B.