Tracy Stuffle, singer with the gospel group, The Perrys, has had a rough road since January.
Tracy suffered a massive stroke from a vessel hemorrhage on Monday, January 21, 2013 and has been in the hospital in Nashville,Tn since. He was in a medically included coma for close to two months and has very slowly made improvements.
Recently Tracy was into a new rehab facility and out of the hospital after over 100 days.
Tracy's faithful wife Libbi (and fellow singer in The Perrys) has been by his side the whole time and has kept everyone posted with the latest updates on the band's Facebook page.
Tracy Stuffle Update: 5/9/13 at 5pm :
"Sorry I haven't updated in the past 24 hours but been waiting on test results and blood cultures to come back on Tracy's pneumonia and his latest CT scan this morning.
The CT scan this morning from Tracy's brain shows that the shunt is doing it's thing. The old blood from the ventricles from the last bleeds he had several weeks ago has decreased!! PRAISE GOD ALMIGHTY!!!!! It will take several more weeks and maybe months for all the blood to dissolve. The little pocket of spinal fluid near the shunt is better! So, everything with the brain is improving! Gooooo GOD Goooooo!!!!!!
The pneumonia shows sign of clearing up. Tracy has been more awake today than he's been in several days. He's been trying to watch ESPN. Sometimes he just tires out and falls back to sleep. Dr. Ulm said anyone with pneumonia would be sleepy, tired and not feel good. He said give him time to get over this and we should see some progress. The secretions are not all yellow and green anymore, but a white color. So, we may be heading back to Kindred tomorrow. I just want him to be better before he goes anywhere!!
I need to give a big ole praise report for a situation that I had been praying and really seeking God's face about and this morning, He proved Isaiah 41:10 to me!!! FEAR NOT, FOR I AM WITH YOU. I AM YOUR GOD. I WILL STRENGTHEN YOU. I WILL HELP YOU. I WILL UPHOLD YOU WITH MY RIGHTEOUS RIGHT HAND!!! This verse during these past 109 days has always gotten into my day some how. Wether it was in my one of my many devotions, bible reading, text messages or emails. Last night I was really feeling overwhelmed with things and just very human!!!! YES......I AM HUMAN!!! :0) I was telling my niece Brittany as supper last night that for some reason this verse just gets in my days some how. Well, last night when I got back to the hospital, I was just really overwhelmed with some things and needed a confirmation from God that He was hearing me when I pray. I sat down to do a status update on Tracy on FB here and noticed I had an email. I opened the email and here's what it said: Just want u to know we r still praying. I know our families don't know each other real well, but we respect u all greatly. Praying !!! Here is a verse The Lord clearly told me to give you,"Fear thou not; FOR I AM WITH THEE, be not dismayed; for I am thy God: I will strengthen thee; yea, I will help thee; yea, I will uphold thee with the right hand of my righteousness. (Isaiah 41:10 KJV)Becky & I love u guys.... Hang in there! CTYou wanna talk about bawling my eyes out!!!!! I just sat in my chair beside Tracy's bed and cried!! I knew God was telling me to just chill out and TRUST HIM!!!! HE'S GOT THIS!!!! This morning, God provided and showed me He's true to His Word!!! Some day I will tell you what the situation was, but for now , just help me PRAISE HIM for HIS goodness, mercy, grace and love!!!! People......HE IS TRUE TO HIS WORD!!!!!
To those who have ordered Team Tracy t-shirts in the last little bit, those should be to you by next week. I have been trying to get those and Thank You cards caught up this week. So sorry for the delay.
I will try to update again tomorrow if we get to go back to Kindred. Thanks to everyone who has prayed so hard for my Sweet T!!! Y'all have been so faithful to keep praying and lifting him up. I will never ever be able to thank y'all enough!!!!! I love y'all and y'all are the greatest friends ever!!!!! I pray God richly bless you all!!!!!!"
The Perrys are still doing tour dates currently, there next show is in Newport,MI ON SATURDAY NIGHT. Keep in touch with all Tracy Stuffle updates HERE.