Hello anyone, I'm trying to figure out how long someone would live after having been shot through the lung and what pain, asphixiation, whatever he would experience. Could he talk, would it be a throaty whisper, etc. The character has to die for my plot to work, but I need the details. He is about 23, of excellent cardio and muscular health. He doesn't smoke or drink. He had been making a run for escape, so he's experienced fright and some tiredness (though he has good endurance). The story takes place in the future, so there's no smog. He's shot indoors. He needs to be able to talk at least somewhat normally for about three or four minutes, so if the lung doesn't work, let me know and I'll pick another part of the body. The gut is a secondary choice, so let me know if that's better for my needs. Thanks, all!