I need my character to be attacked in an alley. The attacker stabs him five times in the gut and takes off leaving him there to die. He is rescued by a stranger who finds him when he's fading in out of consciousness. What I need to know is how long will it take for him to recover and be released from the hospital? Seeing that he was stabbed in the gut, I assume there is some serious intestinal injuries. Would this keep him from eating or anything for a while? What sort of physical therapy might he go through afterwards? Also, he goes into cardiac arrest, at some point, so how might that effect this all? I, also, wanted the guy who called an ambulance to meet the MC in the hospital after he has recovered, so that they can form a friendship later, but this guy is a stranger. Would he be allowed to even visit him?