I wasn't sure where this would go so I guessed it'd fit here. Ok, I'm looking for a specific way to kill off my character. The character is a seven year old boy. I need something that happens on Monday and will allow him to survive in the hospital(with consciousness) until Saturday, when it'll finally kill him. (Sounds kind of crazy but it's the idea I came up with, and I need to stick to it) So basically, I need something that will hospitalize him, and kill him by the end of the week(Thus something the doctors can't fix), while still allowing him to be conscious until the end. Now, I can't think of something that would fit this bill. I've settled on it happening at school, but I can't decide if it should be some act of violence, or some latent sickness/defect activating in him. But I can't really think of anything that wouldn't kill him right there on the spot or very shortly after, something that wouldn't leave him in a coma/brain dead, or something that the doctors wouldn't be able to realistically treat, What the culprit is is fairly irrelevant. As long as it realistically falls within my limits, it should work with the plot I have set up. But the problem is that my limits kind of rule out anything I've really found. So can ya'll help me out with thinking of ways to kill this kid that realistically meet those(admittedly strict) demands? Yes, I know they are whacko but the writer in me tells me that's how it oughta be(I have little control over what he does lol). So, now I need help rationalizing what he's mapped out in my head.