eclecticquill (eclecticquill) wrote in little_details,
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Gunshot to Abdomen?

I have a character: Male, mid-30s, very physically fit.  I want to have him shot, bleeding fairly heavily, incapacitated but not dead. The location/setting is the Caribbean, Aruba, so the medical facilities are good though perhaps not US Trauma level.  The shooter isn't so much trying to kill as maim.

The wound I imagine is a bullet to the abdomen. But I haven't been able to find any consistent information on the survivability of such a wound. 

One thing I read said the patient has about 30 mins to receive medical care. Another said the big issue isn't so much the wound as it is infection and the victim as all the time in the world . (Only slight exxageration.)

Can someone provide any information?
Tags: ~medicine: injuries: gunshot wounds
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