June 26th, 2007

Treatment of minor gunshot wounds

Setting: modern-day America

My character gets shot in the side, he's not seriously injured with it, but enough to have him kept in hospital at least over-night.

I want him to be released within a couple of days, so he can go home with his boyfriend he doesn't see much, but I'm not sure how mobile/active he'd be after getting shot, even if it wasn't serious. Can anyone help me with this, or with an idea of what advice the hospital would give?

I've tried google and wikipedia under gunshot wound, treatment of and similar things, but all I get is medical journal articles or links to what kills you after being shot, which aren't exactly what I'm looking for!

Thanks for any help you can offer :)