On Saturday (April 15), Libbi Perry Stuffle have taken on Facebook to inform fans that her husband Tracy Stuffle is not physically well and is in need of prayers. Tracy Stuffle is the bass singer of Southern Gospel group, the Perrys.
Ever since last Wednesday, Tracy had been admitted into the hospital in PA due to acute inflamed pancreatitis and inflamed gallbladder. Libbi writes: "When I went to get Tracy up Weds he had a fever, his oxygen was in low 80s and his AFIB was elevated more than usual for him. I brought him to ER in Nashville. He was admitted with chronic UTI, light case of pneumonia and infected gallbladder. Thursday morning about 8AM he was transferred to the ICU where his AFIB was out of control and oxygen was low. Drs decided that the gallbladder had to come out before it caused some major dangerous issues."
"As you well know from past history nothing is normal with Tracy's health. Tracy was taken to surgery about 45 mins ago to remove the gallbladder. Please pray for Tracy and Dr. Rosen doing the surgery. We were told that Tracy would be put on a ventilator during and after the surgery due to his low oxygen rate. They are several risks involved in this surgery due to Tracy's past health issues. I will update you as soon as we know something."
By God's grace, Tracy has woken up from a successful surgery. With great gratitude, Libbi informs, "He just woke up and was trying to talk but can't due to vent tube in his throat. I can read his lips and he says he's not hurting. Wanted to know when he was gonna get vent out. Nurse just gave him some light sedation meds to keep him relaxed and sleepy. Also his oxygen on vent has been cut back to 60 % and his stat is still 98!"
The Perrys are a professional Southern Gospel quartet based in Gallatin, TN. The group formed on December 25, 1970 with Randy Perry and his sisters Debbie and Libbi in Georgia. In the mid-80's, the group signed with former pianist for the Happy Goodman Family, Eddie Crook on his, then new, Morning Star Records label. Also during this time Libbi met and married Tracy Stuffle who would become the group's bass singer.