Tracy Stuffle returns to ICU

Yesterday evening, The Perrys posted that Tracy Stuffle has been taken back to intensive care:

Tracy is back in ICU. Pneumonia is worse. Kidneys not functioning the way they would like. I am just getting to the hospital from the road.

Ever since his January stroke, Stuffle’s recovery has been long and slow, and filled with many sudden downturns. Please pray for the Stuffle family as they face yet another.

UPDATE: Libbi posts:


Dr just came in. I am having to gown up from head to toe. The acinetobacter is resistant to all the antibiotics. Other words, the antibiotics are NOT working. They are calling in infectious disease Dr to see what else can be done. Last resource is to call FDA to see if they have something that is not on the market that they might can try. It’s also putting a little strain on his heart. He has had a small heart attack, not in the sense of a “heart attack” as we know. The infection has damaged some of the heart cells so they call it a heart attack. His kidneys are only working about 25% also because of infection. Dr says they have a lot of work in front of them! They are moving to a third line antibiotic that might work, but it damages the kidneys even more.

All I can do is pray for grace! I am still standing on God’s Word! It’s not my will but His will be done! None of this has caught God by surprise. He is the great Physician!!!!

UPDATE, 8/14/13: Yesterday, Libbi posted:

They did a Bronchoscopy. It’s where they go down to clean the lungs and sweep them to get a culture to send off to see if there’s a bug there that grows something that they are not treating, they can treat it. Dr Pethkar said it looked like a lot of flem and aspiration.
His white blood cell count is down from over 20,000 to 11,600. Norm is 5000 to 11,000. Praising God for this good news!!!

Gonna give him a couple units of blood to replenish what they’ve drawn out and for the heart.

Just started a new antibiotic that can damage the kidneys, so praying that it doesn’t! Kidneys actually looked a little bit better today. Praise The Lord!!

Vitals have been great for over 30 something hours!!! Praise The Lord for this also!!!!

He’s been awake more today and looks more perky in his eyes! I think he thinks I’m crazy because I drew a smiley face on my face mask to let him know I am smiling!!!

Keep praying Saints!!!! The doctor said things were better but not out of the woods yet!! Well, I’m just gonna praise God for better news today and even more to come!!!!! The devil is a big fat liar!!!!!

Thank You God for a better report today and looking for more to come!!!! I trust You with it all!!! You are Jehovah Rapha and Jehovah Jireh!!!!! I love You Father!!!! Goooo GOD Goooo!!!

UPDATE, 8/14/2013, 1 PM: Libbi posts:

Dr just came in. Cultures are not growing anything so far. That’s a good thing. Kidneys are about the same. Magnesium is still a little high in the kidneys, but they want to give them another day before deciding to do a treatment of dialysis. White blood cell count was 11,600 yesterday, today it’s 15,000. Normal white blood cell count is 5000 to 11,000. That could be caused from all the medications. May take another day to settle down. He’s had no fever, that’s good! His heart rate is good. Blood pressure has been good. So, it’s just gonna be a slow process. Kidneys is their main concern right now.

Still trusting and believing! God’s will, God’s plan!

UPDATE, 8/15/2013: Libbi posts:¬†“Dr just came in. Blood count down from 15,000 to 13,000. Lungs look and sound a little better. Kidneys are a tiny bit worse today as far as crititen. Magnesium is SLOWLY coming down. Cultures are still not growing anything in lungs. Hoping to keep him on the antibiotics he’s on now so as to not cause anymore kidney damage. Kidney Dr is gonna do one treatment of dialysis just to get magnesium down today. Keep praying!!!! God is Jehovah ¬†Rapha and we are trusting Him and His will!”

UPDATE, 8/16/2013: Libbi posts:

Dr Gounder just came in with good news! White blood cell counts down from 13,000 to 11,100 (norm is 5000 – 11,000)! Thank You God!!!

The acinetobacter is NOT growing in any of the cultures!!! Praise God!!!

Lung X-ray looks sooo much better and sounds sooo much!!!!

Kidneys function has come up some with magnesium going down!!! Another Praise God!!!

Thanks for all the prayers!!! Please don’t stop!!!!!!

God, You are awesomely incredible!!! ALL praise, glory and honor belongs to You!!!! Thank You is never enough for You!!!!! I love You!!!!