Update on Tracy Stuffle [#2 of 5]
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Late Monday, Libbi Perry Stuffle posted that her husband, Tracy Stuffle, had suffered a massive stroke. There have been so many updates since then—which we’ve been posting here—that it’s time to start a new post. Here’s the latest update from Libbi, posted around 2 AM:
Ok I forgot that I have not posted any thing since drainage cath was put in. Which I’ve been almost 40 hrs with no sleep. Can’t eat or sleep until I know my Sweet T is out of the woods! Yes, I know I have to take care of myself too, and I am.
Drainage cath was placed into brain to drain off blood from bleed out. The blood in the fluid cavities is draining off! We noticed movement about 30 minutes later. They now have Tracy sedated so all of his pressures can rest. He also needed a mouth inserted trach to open up his air way. Which is a breathing machine, not a vent! They’ve had to strap his left arm down due to him trying to pull tubes out.
As of right now, he is running a temp of 100. Sometimes this common because the brain controls the temp. But, Gonna keep an eye on it to make sure there’s not a infection somewhere.
They should be doing another CT scan Wednesday. I will update if they do.
I am sooooo overwhelmed at the out pouring of love that has been shown Tracy! He would never believe it! He sometimes feels like no one really cared about his part in the group. Well, I can’t wait for him to see all of you alls FB pages! I have set here beside him crying looking at pics, prayer request posting, kind and generous remarks about him!! Trust me I will show him as soon as he’s out of the woods! I don’t even know the correct words to use to express my gratitude and thanks for every prayer that has been lifted on his behalf! I love you all sooooooo much!! Please keep praying for my Sweet T!
UPDATE, 10 AM: Libbi has posted another update:
Not a lot of changes through the night other than temp is normal! PTL
They have had to up his blood pressure med. It’s having a hard time staying down where they need it even with added Meds. His nurse said this morning that if the BP goes too high and he has another bleed out, his life as he knew it would be done!
They are being VERY adamant about LESS visitors today and absolutely no talking and stimulation from the few visitors that they will allow today! I have been lectured twice on this in the last 9 or ten hours! They said they took by all the visitors he had yesterday and last night that he was a very loved and thought of person. But, the live is gonna have to wait til he’s out of the woods.
No CT scan will be done today, maybe tomorrow. Still allowing time for blood in the fluid cavities to drain off.
I will update later if any changes are made.
Thanks for all the overwhelming amount of prayers, text messages, phone calls and emails!!!! You will never ever know how much it means to our family!
Also one other thing: the guys Joseph and Bryan will be filling all dates this weekend! Ms Leah Melissa Page will be filling in for me. Leah is a very incredible singer and I requested her to step in to fill my place. I ask that you will continue to support the group during this time. I know if Tracy could speak he would tell you this would be a big support to him and for him. I feel my place is to be here during these crucial days. I beg you to please understand.
UPDATE, 6 PM: Libbi posted: “I ask Tracy to squeeze my hand if he wanted me to stay with him and he grabbed my hand and wouldn’t let go!!! He’s having a little more movement on his good side. This made me happy, happy, happy!!!”
UPDATE, 1/24, NOON: Libbi posted:
Tracy’s number’s are staying where they are suppose to be. Blood pressure still fluctuates especially when they have to suction. He’s still sedated. He’s having a little more movement on his left side, but nothing on the right side. But, the neuro doctor said it’s still early in the game.
I spent most of the night holding his hand. When I hold his hand he will rub his fingers against mine and squeeze and he tries to turn my wedding ring around. He opened his eyes a couple times last night for a few seconds. I sang to him and played some quiet time hymns songs.
I will update daily at 9am after I see his doctor and he gives me his updates on him. I will also update in the afternoon or evening. I didn’t last night because I was really tired. Also, these updates will be on his www.caringbridge.org/visit/tracystuffle page. They will also notify you when a update has been posted.
UPDATE, 1/31/2013: The latest updates on Tracy’s condition are here.