Drew Blalock

First post: Oct 21, 2021 Latest post: Jan 27, 2023
On October 20th, our Drewby was involved in a horrible accident. From what we know at this time, a firearm inadvertently fired while he was trying to put it away. He was struck in the face with the bullet. He was able to call 911, but, because of the injury, was not able to communicate with first responders. He was able to wake a roommate up who was then able to assist in guiding the paramedics to his apartment.

When Drew arrived to the hospital he was immediately rushed to surgery to make initial repairs and stabilize him. It was necessary to heavily sedate him to allow the incredible doctors and nurses to care for him, but, that also meant a tracheostomy and a ventilator was needed. He remains in a heavily sedated state and is unable to communicate with us until the time the doctors lessen his sedation. His initial scans are favorable and he continues to remain in stable condition.

Drew has a long road ahead of him in his recovery process and all prayers are greatly appreciated and needed. We estimate that he will remain in the ICU for the next week and then move to a new level of care for possibly several more weeks.  We will continue to update this site as we receive new information and as he progresses in his healing. 

At this time, due to Covid-19 protocols and the generally restrictive nature of the ICU, visitation is strictly limited. However, once Drew gets through this first phase of treatment and is moved to a lower level of care, I’m sure he will love having his friends and family come visit. Please also keep in mind, due to some of the complications of the injury and surgery, he may be limited in his ability to communicate. 

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