Hi everyone, Hope I put this in the right place; I just didn't think 'General Writing' is what this comes under. Anyway, I have a little problem. My main character gets stabbed by a sword (more of a long triangular prism really) in the shoulder. I want readers to think he may die, and he has stated that he's lived his life, and so has lost the will to live, if I can put it like that. He does live with help from a doctor, but as this is post-apocalyptic, resources vary and are limited, but not overly so. Therefore, here are my questions: 1.) Can my MC both possibly live from this shoulder wound or die from it? If not, where would that place on the body be? I want him to sort of have a 50/50 chance. 2.) What would the doctor need to give the MC in the way of bandages, disinfectant, etc.? 3.) How long would it take for my MC to die from the wound (if not the shoulder then whatever you said in question 1) if not treated immediately? Sorry for the random questions, but obviously I want the situation to be as realistic as possible. Thanks so much.