I had triple bypass surgery at Methodist Hospital on
April 8th. They gave one of your teddy bears as part of my recovery.
I could not get through this as well as I have without it!
It’s wonderful and funny and creative!
It also helps me getting out if bed. My wife is an athlete and figured
out how I could get out of bed on my own by using it! I hug it tightly
with both arms and slowly roll over until my feet touch the floor. I’m
only 52 so otherwise in relatively good health. It just hurt like heck to get up,
even with assistance! This makes it much easier and far less pain.
Thank you for your insight and creativity!
You have made something truly wonderful and very helpful!
“The teddy bears have been a HUGE hit with our patients. Both surgeons believe there is a real positive impact on patients emotionally, not just as an aid in coughing. Thanks and keep them coming!”
Valerie Ross Homan, M.A., M.S.,L.C.S.W.
“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
“The “Cough-Buddy” has become an instant success in my practice of general surgery. The patients are excited to receive their “gifts” and they use them very effectively. Now all the nurses want them too! I also have to inform you that you have now committed me to ordering teddy bears for my patients for life. Your product has certainly caught on well to this hospital and has been warmly received by all. Again my thanks.”
Charles F. Haeussner, M.D.
General Surgery and Oncology