Jeff & Karson Bohn
I would like to share with you a personal experience on why I serve on the Foundation Board and support Valley View Medical Center. On March 1, 2006, I found myself rushing to Valley View Medical Center due to complications and an early delivery of my third child. He weighed 7 pounds, 9 ounces and was 21 inches long. His birth went very well and he looked healthy, but after closer examination we realized there was a serious problem; he had aspirated blood in the womb and was not getting enough oxygen. He was diagnosed as being septic and having chemical pneumonitis. The nurses and respiratory therapist immediately rushed him out of the delivery room and began to care for him in Newborn Intensive Care Unit.
After several hours I was finally able to see him, he was hooked up to several machines including oxygen, a respirator and a fetal heart monitor. To be honest, I was scared seeing my son this way, especially after having two healthy baby girls and I honestly didn’t know what to expect. For two weeks, Karson laid helpless in the NICU as several professionals attended to him day and night. I am truly indebted to the family members and particularly the medical doctors and nurses who not only treated him but truly cared for him. I know if Karson would have received anything less than the extraordinary care he received he might not be with me today.
I am so grateful to Valley View Medical Center, for the doctors, staff and for the medical care we have here locally. If you are not already involved, I urge you to find a way and become involved in support the hospital and the Foundation by sharing your time, your talent or your treasures with them.