Tracy Stuffle, one of the founding members of acclaimed Southern Gospel vocal group, The Perrys, suffered a stroke in early January. His wife Libbi has been updating the band's Facebook page with news on Tracy's recovery.
Last week, Tracy's cranial pressure spiked, far exceeding healthy amounts. A good pressure is 0-5. Tracy's was 27.
After doctors medically induced Tracy into a coma last Wednesday afternoon, restricting visitors, hoping his ICP would lower with less activity. Tracy's intracranial pressure slowly started to return to normal. Though still a little high as of late last night, Libbi posted these hopeful words, before taking a much needed rest:
"Back at the motel tonight. Today has been rather quiet with not a lot of changes. Praise the Lord!!! I really don't like leaving him, but there's nothing I can do at this point while he's still in a coma. So, I am trying to get as much rest as possible. He's in God's hands and there's no better place to be than there. I know God is holding Tracy in His arms up against His chest!! I can only imagine how it must feel for him to hear the heart beat of God as He holds him close!!!
Going to bed now........praying for tomorrow (Monday) to be a new day, with new mercies and NEW MIRACLES!!!!! In JESUS' Name, Amen!!!!!!"
The Perrys also posted a flyer for a benefit concert scheduled for Tuesday, March 19th, 2013. Along with The Perrys, special guests the Booth Brothers, The Bowlings, Dailey & Vincent, The Hoppers, Gold City, Jason Crabb, Oak Ridge Boys, Mark Lowry and the Collingsworth Family will be performing.
All proceeds will go toward Tracy's medical expenses.
Though Tracy is still in critical condition, and cannot accept visitors, those wanting to send cards and flowers can to the address below:
Tracy Stuffle / 1774 Shagbark Way / Gallatin, TN / 37066
Eternally grateful for any and all support during such a trying time you can check out The Perry's new official website: