Tracy Stuffle, one of the founding members of acclaimed Southern Gospel vocal group, The Perrys, suffered a stroke early last month. His wife Libbi has been updating the band's Facebook page with news on Tracy's recovery.
During the last two days, Tracy's cranial pressure has spiked, far exceeding healthy amounts. A good pressure is 0-5 whereas Tracy's was 27 earlier yesterday morning.
Doctors placed Tracy into a medically induced coma Thursdayday afternoon and restricted visitors in an attempt to keep his room completely silent, hoping his Intracranial Pressure (ICP) would lower as a result. Tracy's intracranial pressure slowly started to decrease. Libbi posted these encouraging words:
"Just got in from the hospital. Today has been a rather quiet day. No big changes other than Tracy's ICP cranial pressure has come down and rocked between 8 and 13 and even got down to 5 at one time. Normal is 0-5. The fluid draining out of the brain still has blood in it. Hoping this will start to clear in a day or so. All his vital signs and temperature are staying in normal range. We stayed out of the room as much as possible today to keep pressure from going up.
Loren Harris & wife Cindy Harris came from Elizabethton, TN tonight to see Tracy. We had a great visit and enjoyed seeing them! Loren sang with us for 6 years and was like a brother to me. We love him and his sweet family!
Lord Jesus how thankful we are for another day of life and with Tracy! Without you Lord, we would have no hope in this life! I love you sweet Jesus!"
The Perrys posted a concert flyer for their performance last night at Oaklawn Baptist Church in Winston-Salem, NC. All proceeds went toward Tracy's medical expenses via, "A Love Offering."
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
Photos of the Perrys: http://breathecast.christianpost.com/articles/6321/20130220/the-perrys-photos.htm
Come and pray for Tracy at one of The Perrys upcoming live shows:
The last stop on the Perrys tour is tonight, Mar 2nd, at Oak Grove, LA, Thomas Jason Lingo Community Center at 6pm.