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Date : 13-Jan-2012
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Practicing since : 2004
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Doctor :   hi
User :   ok, listen I don't really have time to explain, so please just answer my questions.
Doctor :   how can i help you?
User :   ok, well, me and my friend were out in the garage building something. anyways to cut a long story short we were using a nail gun and he accidently shot it into his stomach. he's at the hospital now, but they aren't telling me anything. all the are telling me is it went about 1/16-1/8 of an inch into his intestestine.
User :   will he need surgery?
User :   and if so, how long will he be in the hospital for?
Doctor :   yes
Doctor :   probably
Doctor :   around 2 to three weeks
User :   really? can't he heal at home?
Doctor :   no he needs care at hospital cause because of handling of intestine
Doctor :   there will be paralytic ileus
Doctor :   until he regins his bowel movements
Doctor :   he needs care
User :   ok. thank you doctor, you've been most helpful. keep your fingers crossed, eh? anyways, thanks again. I'll recommend to my friends.

Doctor :   no problem you are welcome

User :   bye
Doctor :   bye
Doctor :   hope your friend gets well
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