So, the questions:
1. Is she probably going to die? If there's any way, I'd like to avoid this outcome. The time is present day, in America
, and there is someone with her who would have a cellphone and an above-average knowledge of what to do in emergency situations. What should he do, besides the obvious calling of the ambulance? (The ambulance can be there as fast as it needs to be for her to survive...suspension of disbelief for something like that is not going to be an issue in this story)
2. What would the recovery time for a wound like this be? Like I said above, it was not exactly a sanitary weapon. What kinds of infection would be likely to occur, if she was taken immediately to a hospital? Any lasting effects to her body, besides a scar? What limitations are doctors likely to place on her as she's recovering? How early would she be allowed to leave the hospital? Would she have to meet with a doctor periodically to check on it?
Thank you so much in advance, you guys have never failed me before!