The kitty nursing on the teddy bear sounds so adorable! My kitten has taken to nursing on my 10 year old chihuahua, they both seem to really enjoy it so I let them do it.
I was going to suggest a body pillow too Uncle David. I have steel rods in my spine and a body pillow works great for me.
Edit: misskitty, the picture in your avatar is the cutest thing I have seen in a long time! Is that your kitty?