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SATURDAY UPDATE - May 19, 2007

2:07pm - Tracy went for a little longer walk this morning. His hiccups still seem to be subsiding. He is very much wishing he could have a drink of water. The nurses have placed a finger monitor on him in order to keep an eye on his blood pressure. His blood pressure, which normally is fine, has been borderline high a few times since surgery. He is making some progress in other areas, but please be in prayer that the newly re-connected intestine will kick in and start operating again soon.

FRIDAY REPORT - May 18, 2007

Not much change with Tracy. He is still not allowed to drink or eat anything. He walked once today & is supposed to walk once more before day's end. Please continue to pray.

THURSDAY UPDATE - May 17, 2007

1:40pm - Tracy is continuing to recover well. He walked down the hall and back with a nurse on two seperate occasions earlier this morning. His surgeon says he's progressing well. A kidney specialist dropped in today & said his bloodwork looked good. Still no food or drink. His hiccups seem to be much less frequent. He said he didn't sleep real good through the night, but better than the last two nights. Keep up the prayers.

DAY AFTER SURGERY - May 16, 2007

4:17pm Pacific Time - Tracy seems to be recovering well. He is clear-minded and able to speak a little in spite of the intrusion of the stomach pumping tube he's got down his throat. His nurse had him walk slowly down the hall and back earlier today. He said he felt a little unsure and lightheaded through that adventure. He is, of course, unable to eat or drink anything at this point, but he said the nurse staff are doing a good job keeping his pain managed. He didn't get a great sleep through the night, due to frequent and on-going hiccup spells. As far as we know, Tracy will be here in the hospital for another 9 days. He is at the Mercy San Juan Medical Center - Main Building in Carmichael, California. Please continue to pray.

RECOVERING FROM SUCCESSFUL SURGERY - May 15, 2007

At 4:10pm Pacific Time the surgeon met with and informed us that Tracy did fine through the surgery, both surgery objectives were successfully completed, and that Tracy is in recovery. We were told that He will not have to be kept in CCU or ICU, and that he will be transferred to a normal hospital room once he has fully recovered. There's even talk that they might get him to walk for them tomorrow. Much prayer is still needed for Tracy's continued successful recovery. Much prayer is also needed concerning our upcoming financial needs as we go through the next several weeks with no regular income. We will continue to post updates as more information becomes available. Thank you for your prayers!

SURGERY IN PROGRESS - May 15, 2007

Tracy was taken into surgery at about 12:15pm Pacific Time here at the Mercy San Juan Medical Center in Carmichael, California. Surgery is still in progress. We'll keep the updates coming as more information is available.

THE DAY BEFORE SURGERY - May 14, 2007

Tracy is fasting today in preparation for tomorrow's surgery. He is due at the hospital in Sacramento at 9am Pacific time. We've been told Tracy is due to be the 3rd in line for the day on his surgeon's schedule.
Tomorrow's scheduled surgery will consist of 2 major objectives. For the first objective, the surgeon will attempt to undo an intestinal by-pass surgery that Tracy had more than 30 years ago. Back in the 1970's, Tracy had this surgery for life-saving weight-loss purposes, as he was 400 pounds and growing. Over the years the effects of that surgery have included the chronic forming of kidney stones, resulting in much wear and tear on his kidneys and a near-death experience back in mid-2004. At this time, Tracy's "medical board of review" has stated that he must have the old by-pass reconnected BEFORE they will consider him eligible for a possible kidney transplant; OBJECTIVE #1 ~ RECONNECT THE BY-PASSED INTESTINE.
OBJECTIVE #2; The 2nd objective will be to perform a re-constructive stomach surgery in order to avoid the possible gaining back of excessive body weight from the reconnected intestine.
Please be in prayer & check back right here in our "DARTT NEWS" area to keep up to date on Tracy's surgery & condition as he recovers from this very intrusive procedure. Cards and much-needed donations can be sent to;
The Dartts
P. O. Box 1776
Suisun City, CA 94585

Tracy Dartt Update - May 3, 2007

Well, we have finally made it back to California! Yesterday, Tracy went to see the doctor in Sacramento. The doctor is going to try a new operation that will hopefully give Tracy a stronger chance to fight-off a kidney transplant. Keep believin for a miracle as we begin to trust God for all of our needs! The surgery will be in the early hours of Tuesday, May 15, so remember all of us in prayer! We are all trying to remain positive, however any time a major surgery takes place, there are many concerns! We are in the Lord's Hands and are depending on Him to bring us through! We will keep you updated continuously on Tracy's health report. God Bless!
BJ

Sharon's Dad, Stone Mountain Snider, passes away. - March 28, 2007

We received word today that Sharon's Dad, Stone Mountain Snider, went home to be with the Lord earlier this morning. Please be in prayer for our family & extended family as many will be travelling over the next week or so to attend the funeral in Gold Beach, Oregon. We know that Stone (known as "Daddy" to Sharon, "Pa" to Tracy, & of course "Grandpa" to Don, Peachy, Frosty, & Stoney) is most excited & rejoicing today as He has been reunited with his wife, Ruby, & son, Peter, among many other loved ones who are already in Heaven. We know that this is true, & we praise the Lord for it!

Tracy Dartt Health Report - March 13, 2007

Today we received the phone call from the Doctors office in Sacramento, Ca confirming Tracy's bypass reversal surgery that has been scheduled for May 15th, 2007. We are thankful that plans have successfully been worked out and we are trusting God to work all the small details now. We have made several cancellations to our schedule and are BELIEVING GOD to take care of us financially as we will have no means of income. If you are interested in helping the Dartts through this "off-time", you can make a love gift through Napa Valley Baptist Church, in care of Tracy Dartt. The address can be found in the "Contact" portion of this website and you will be given a tax detcutable receipt. We thank you for your prayers and support and we are still "Believin Him for a Miracle!"

New Website - March 4, 2007

We are currently in the process of updating our website! There will be several changes going on over the next several weeks, so be sure to check back frequently for updates to the schedule. We are working very hard to have this site running as soon as possible! We thank you for your prayers and support and look forward to seeing you all soon! God Bless
-BJ
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