First time posting here, so I hope that I do it right.
Setting: Modern Japan (It's a fanfic)
Searchterms used: Umbilical cord, japanese
I'm thinking of writing a crossover between Bleach and Mushishi, and I therefore kinda need to know how "umbilical cord" is said/written in Japan. I want to use the word as a name/title for a mushi.
I have found some results, but my japanese is non-existent, so I don't know whether I have found the right term. I have found the terms: seitai, saitai, or hesoono. Is any of these correct, or am I completely wrong? I prefer to have the word in romaji.
Thank you very much in advance.
Have gone through the relevant tags in this community, searched for and asked questions on the NaNoWriMo forums, read through various websites and answer forums with different search terms including "aftermath of suicide attempt" "hospitalisation after failed suicide", "suicide attempt survivor stories", etc. Have also tried to do research on different types of medication but have found a lot of differing opinions on what does and doesn't work. I seem to have too specific a situation and can't find enough detailed info.
Anyway, onto my scene in question.( Scene details and questions under here.Collapse )
Thank you very much in advance to anyone willing to share information, I appreciate your help so much as I know that it often comes from personal experience.
In the scenario I'm working on, the character is stabbed with a spear and her stomach is perforated. She recieves very basic medical treatment within several hours.
Search terms include: "Acute wound healing", "organ damage," "wound healing process," and "complications of stab wounds".
Thanks for your help.
EDIT: Taking infection and the points raised so far on the damage fluid in the abdominal cavity would cause, I did some cross-checking and in-depth reading on gastroenterologic surgical procedures for fluid draining, penetrating trauma of an abdominal wound as seen in trauma centers, and gastrointestinal perforations (I went right for resources meant for physicians). Stupid of me to have completely missed that aspect. In the scenario as I have it set up now, the perforation of her stomach wall would lead to secondary peritonitis and likely death. I've looked up what can be done to drain the area and treat the infection, but my characters obviously wouldn't have access to modern medical equipment, antibiotics, or anything approaching medical expertise. This includes by the standards of their time; however, the subgroup with which the character lives is as a whole relatively adept at treating general and some severe combat injuries and the associated complications as a result of being a martial society that deals with such things on a regular basis. They wouldn't know to drain it, I don't think, and even if they did figure that out, I can't see a realistic way for them to drain it (as much as it would need to be) without Medicina ex Machina making an unwanted appearance. In short, I've killed her if I keep it as it is.
As the main character, that would take a wrecking ball to the rest of the plot. So, that said, I would like to keep the basic idea of the character being significantly injured/attacked, essentially ignoring a serious secondary injury in an attempt to negate the psychological reality of the initial event and return her life to normal, and nearly dying as a result. What I'm trying to demonstrate in terms of story here is that the character is refusing to confront the real problems she's facing, on all levels, and even more importantly, that it's really not working out all that well for her. The outcome is, essentially, her lifelong poor coping strategies waltzing up and putting a gun to her head. It's caught up with her before, but she can't run away this time.
I clearly need to modify the injury. Is there any way organs can still be involved, without killing her?