March 20th, 2010

Minor GSW question

I've read through all the GSW posts (as well as Googled, checked out TV tropes, and read the wikipedia articles on ballistic trauma) and got some interesting information, but not exactly what I'm looking for.

I have a hostage situation where the villain is going to shoot one character in the shoulder (to cause severe damage to the joint), but another character pushes the first character out of the way, surprising the villain, and is hit instead. This takes place at close range and the villain is a good shot (it's a handgun, the bullets are full metal jacket). I want the character who is actually shot to require a few days of recovery/hospital time with maybe a couple of weeks of minor issues (lighter workload, not able to use one arm as much), or less. I read in another post a few years ago that someone suggested having the shot go through the arm and hit the bicep, which would only require an overnight hospital stay and some time in a sling? This might work, but I'd like to know more about what the treatment process would be like if possible.

Same situation, but later, the villain shoots another character from across the room in the upper body (chest/shoulder area or arm), and the bullet goes straight through without causing any serious damage. What would the treatment for this be like? Would they have to go to the hospital, and if so, how long would they stay? What lasting effects would there be?
Dean Winchester

Effect of anti-psychotics on children.

What effects would anti-psychotic medication have on a child suffering from PTSD, but who isn't really suffering from schizophrenia?

Basically, the kid in question is diagnosed with a mental disorder, most likely schizophrenia, but is in reality simply suffering from a severe case of PTSD, causing delusions.

(might have to come up with something else, but the idea is that this heavily abused kid gets the wrong kind of medication that increase and possibly even cause a severe mental illness)

Anyone have any ideas about this? I googled under Effect of anti-psychotic medication on children, but what I got was mostly the normal side effects. I also tried a few other sites, but since I'm not a science person, I tend to get confused rather quickly. (mostly need to know if this is indeed possible and which drug he would likely have been given, to have this bad effect. The idea is that he's given this medication from age 12 to 14 and that by age 26, he's still in a mental institution. (the doctor giving him this medication ends up arrested over doing this to several of his patients)