Teddy bears get treated at hospital

LEILA FRANCOEUR

LEILA FRANCOEUR

CHILDREN TOOK their teddy bears and other stuffed animals to the first Teddy Bear Clinic to see what doctors and nurses do to diagnose and treat patients at Mills Memorial Hospital last week.

The idea is to get children used to what goes on if they’re ever in hospital.

Children received a passport and would get stickers to put in it at stations they went to where nurses and nurses playing doctor would examine their teddy bears to diagnose what was wrong.

Teddy bears had their injured legs or arms bandaged, their blood pressure taken, and didn’t cry when given a needle.

In some cases, the stuffed animal put on a nebulizer, a mask with a hose attached that’s used to give medication as a mist that’s inhaled.

Teddy bears and their owners reported feeling much better after the care they received at the hospital.