My name is Karl Bowdle & I am 35 years old. For the last 15 years we have been searching for the answer to my neurological condition to which an actionable diagnosis has not yet been found. (More tests were done just this year and more to be done in the next year,
For the last 13+ years I have dealt with having seizures but never to a debilitating level; However, starting 5 years ago, all of that CHANGED. My whole system both neurologically and physically went haywire. It was a PROGRESSION from not being able to walk to speech all within a short amount of time. One of the most unexplained things is why i go intermittently blind.
More details of what has happened are below. I have now been bedridden for 4 plus years. I have traveled across the country to UAB, Emory University Hospital and Mayo Clinic, now back to UAB I have seen 19 Neurologists.
Where I’ve Been
Just Since Oct 16’ 1️⃣9️⃣ ER’s ACROSS 3️⃣ STATES
Taken by Ambulance 1️⃣5️⃣ times | Admitted to 6️⃣ Hospital Stays (Four Neuro Units) (Two Regular Units) Countless Procedures & tests outside of these outside of these instances. Seen
I am so thankful I have your support all the more so I can go forward to get the neurorehabilitation, care & treatment that I need. The needs I have far exceeds exceeds my resources and the reaches of MEDICARE. God could use you to make a difference in my future and give respite to my parents who are much older and take care of me.
One of the things I greatly need is for the purchase of a reliable used wheelchair accessible van as renting a wheelchair van for the more extended places of treatment is extremely expensive & beyond what i can do on a regular basis,
I truly need a full Inpatient Neurological Rehabilitation Facility. I Can’t communicate without using a device on my phone connected to a Bluetooth Speaker. This makes where and how very difficult. At present I am still waiting on my referral to get to a Inpatient Neurological Rehabilitation Facility or another place of NeuroRehabilitation.I am hopeful that this referral will occur soon. For now other residence & full time care has had to be made by default.
Professional Neuro Rehabilitation ♿️
Inpatient Neuro Rehab, Intensive Targeted Graded Physical Therapy, Extensive Occupational Therapy, Intensive Speech Therapy, Mental Health Therapy, Music Therapy
What I Have
1,000+ Seizures with an unknown origin, (Comprised of tremors, facial tremors, convulsions) (Seizures originally started in 2008) Complex/Hemiplegic Migraine) in 2017 (General Migraines since 06’)
Neuropathy w/ Overlapping Fibromyalgia) Peripheral Edema, Muscular Atrophy, Contracture of Left Foot, Severe Bilateral Paresis. Dystonia in my Hands, Arms, Feet
In May 2021 I had Chronic Respiratory Failure w/ Hypercapnia aggravated by Asthmatic Bronchitis (These two are intertwined though the years are far apart. April of 2017 I had Aspiration Pneumonia Acute Respiratory Failure with Hypoxia(SIRS) Systemic Inflammatory Response Syndrome. SEPSIS
Diplopia (blurred vision)
Intermittent Blindness Isolating &Alternating Esotropia
Speech Dysfunction since May 2017
Expressive Flaccid Dysarthria Expressive Apraxia, Aphasia, Dysarthria 3 plus years of unintelligible speech. Cumulative. TMJD (Temporal MandibularJoint dysfunction) with Trismus
I am using VOICEITT newly released speech communication app that discerns unintelligible speech into clear communication by using your own sounds along side internal Apple AAC.
Hyper Sensitivity to Light, cold, heat, vibration Osteoarthritis (cervical, thoracic & lumbar with Bulging discs in my Cervical, Thoracic, Lumbar with a Micro fracture of lumbar spine
Hips Down Osteoporosis
IVCS (Inferior Vena Cava Syndrome)
I had 70 % + blockage of the return vein from my legs to my heart. I am so thankful for the doctor who found it.
Type 2 Diabetes (Regulating
Mild NAFLD (Non Alcoholic Fatty Liver Disease) [Regulating]
FINAL NOTES :: PRAYERS NEEDED
1. This process of HEALING treatment & RECOVERING takes time. It is EXCRUCIATING many days & nights. GOD is still GOOD. ✝️
2. To stay up to date and get more direct updates follow https://m.facebook.com/karlsjourneytoheal/
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I served in churches all over North Alabama over the last 20 plus years and seen the kindness and compassion as the church/body of Christ and the benevolence of the public join together to help when someone is need. It is not always easy for me to be able to update but i do try.
While I have had a fund with YouCaring then GoFundME in the past, I made the decision due to some recent actions of GoFundME that I would come to GiveSendGo and may the Lord use this for His Glory & purpose.
LOVE YOU ALL ❤️ THANKFUL FOR YOUR PRAYERS & SUPPORT EVEN IN THE VALLEY, ✝️ JESUS IS FAITHFUL ⚓️