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David S Gaines
Oct 14, 2017 Latest post:
Jan 31, 2018
" And we know that for those who love God all things work together for good, for those who are called according to his purpose." Romans 8:28
Nine years ago, David received a double lung transplant after a battle with pulmonary fibrosis. The years since have been filled with numerous opportunities to glorify God through music. His giftedness on the piano has provided him with employment in a variety of settings and blessed others who hear him play. His health has remained relatively stable for the last nine years, with occasional seasons of sickness. By God's grace, the support of his family, and exceptional medical care from Duke Health, all of these situations were relatively short-lived.
A few weeks ago, David went to Duke for a fairly routine bronchoscopy. This test, however, was followed by complications. He was admitted to the hospital for a pneumothorax (collapsed lung). While monitoring this, his breathing became increasingly labored. In an effort to monitor him more closely, he was moved to the medical intensive care unit. The doctors have since determined there is significant injury and inflammation of the lungs. Currently, David is still in ICU, heavily sedated in a hopeful attempt to provide his body time to rest and the lungs to heal. He, his wife Sandy, and two daughters Amanda and Ashley want to express their gratitude for continuous support and prayers from family and friends.