12 year old girl invents “Medi Teddy”- something that makes IVs less scary for kids

This is great, until you realize it looks like the teddy bear is shitting directly into you.

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When I had my first infusion, I was surprised and a little bit intimidated by the look of the amount of tubing and medical equipment on my IV pole. As I saw more and more children experiencing the same feelings, I became more interested in creating a friendlier experience for young IV patients, so I created Medi Teddy.

The Medi Teddy presents no interference to the medical aspect of the infusion and can even help to relax a frightened or nervous child going through a procedure.

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My cynicism aside, it took a kid to tackle a kid’s problem.

Good for her.

8 Comments on 12 year old girl invents “Medi Teddy”- something that makes IVs less scary for kids

  1. Anyone who works in a healthcare setting will agree that when it comes to getting IVs, men with tattoos are the biggest wimps. Strangest thing

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  2. Typical kid.

    An adult would have gone with corporate logos and naming rights. Hell, I’d slap the Kool Aide guy on the bag and charge 20 bucks a pop.

    The adult IV drip bags would have vodka logos on them. Talk about reassuring.

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  3. Actually, Iola (Mama’s Family) invented the IV cozy first. So if the kid ever saw the episode when Ellen went into the hospital for a butt lift…

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  4. About a year and a half ago I had a prostate surgery surgery (TURP).
    I could have used one of these on IV and another on the catch bag attached to the catheter to cover up the blood and urine.

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