A visit to the Teddy Bear Hospital

May 18, 2009 at 4:01 pm 1 comment

As I was sifting through fun things to do for the weekend, I stumbled upon Albany Med’s annual Teddy Bear Hospital day. I figured it looked cool, and the allure of the MediFlight helicopter was too much for us to pass up. So, we grabbed Cannuck, Isaac’s panda, and hopped in the car and headed down to Albany Med.

Of course, my vehicle obsessed boy ran right for the helicopter and sat inside…with permission of the medics of course!

What's that? What's this on the helicopter?

 He asked a LOT of questions, but that was just fine with the medics, who patiently answered every last one of his “What’s that” and “What does that do?” questions.

Then , of course, we visited the fire truck. How can you NOT visit a fire truck with Isaac around!

Driving a fire truck yet again!


Then, we finally made it inside…

pointing the way to Teddy Bear Hospital!

and went straight to check in, where Isaac recieved his Teddy Bear Specialist ID card!Offical Teddy Bear Specialist!


Notice my child’s photo. All of the other children were smiling nicely. Very nicely. My child has to make a face. Seriously. This is blackmail fodder for years to come!

So, after we got the ID badges, we moved on to the primary care division of the hospital, where Cannuck got his weight, blood pressure and reflexes checked…and got 3 shots.

Checking Cannuck's blood pressure-100/60!

Then, Cannuck got measured on a really cool giraffe growth chart

and then we went over and learned about 911, sunscreen and how to cover our coughs, with Jim, who really should think seriously about going into pediatrics!

Jim taught us how to dial 911, and not to just use the police button-which Isaac tried!

We then went over and decided Cannuck got hurt…and needed a head cast! So, one of the medical students did that for us!

While the cast was drying we went and played OPERATION!

Time to take out the funny bone!

and then we went and saw x-rays of a famous green friend!

and we saw hand, foot and rib bones!

And then, after some face painting, it was time to check out with our awesome patient, who got a cast, surgery, shots and x-rays!

bandaged up and ready to go!


So, now, Isaac is a certified teddy bear specialist, and we had a great day!


Entry filed under: family, fun, shrimper.

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1 Comment Add your own

  • 1. TheAngelForever  |  May 18, 2009 at 5:10 pm

    Great photos! Looks like the little guy had a great time. Love the head of Cannuck.


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