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Hi, I have a question, if you don’t mind. I have a character who takes a bad beating (which causes some broken ribs, and some other damage if needed) and in the end she’s stabbed in a side, losing quite a lot of blood. She’s also slighlty anemic and underfed, she has been for years, which I guess could make the recovery slower? What damage would it take for her to be kept in the hospital for a week/10 days, and asleep for the first 2/3 days? I hope this isn’t too specific. Thanks!

Hey there nonny! Thanks for the question!  Honestly, I think breaking a few ribs and a stab wound in the abdomen (or side of the abdomen) is enough to keep her in the hospital for a week to ten days, especially if she’s malnourished.  First off, any abdominal stabbing or shooting is going to end …

hi scripty! so my main character was kidnapped + before she escaped, she was choked, punched in the face, pushed down a flight of stairs + shot in the stomach. right now i have her in ICU bc of hypovolemic shock but to make things really interesting + emotional, i need her to be unconscious/otherwise unresponsive for like 1.5 days. i liked the idea of sedation w propofol, espec bc at one point her bp/heart rate drop suddenly and they fear she wont make it + i believe i read somewhere (1)

(2) propofol can do that? i probably sound really dumb but i just want to make this is as realistic as possible so i wanted to ask you. she didn’t hit her head when she fell so no concussion. i know this is fiction but i just want to know if this is reasonable/logical/possible, i …

First off, thanks for being awesome and running this amazing blog! One of my characters ends up with an injury that exposes her intestines, she’s a doctor and knows what to do. But I’m pretty sure any human who can see their organs is going to be more than a little freaked out, not to mention the pain from the intestines being exposed to air. Would she be able to direct the people around her how to deal with the injury, or would she be passed out from blood loss, or too out of it?

Hey there nonny! Eviscerations are a particularly brutal form of injury, and there’s a lot to think about with them. However, the first is – can she really see her own intestines? Just because something’s poking out of her belly doesn’t mean it’s her organs. The most common form of evisceration is actually a hole …