The stomach wound

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my God, that was some crater in Tony's belly. He is NOT coming back - not the way he used to be, anyway.

Now we will see Carm's life post-Tony (even if he techncially lives). She's going to have to rely on Sil and Paulie for handouts. She's going to lose all her pretty glittery things. Her house project, which was in a disaster money-pit mode, is going to have to be abandoned.

The worst thing that could happen for her is for Tony to live in a bran-damaged state. She's not likely to play poverty-stricken nursemaid very well.

Notice that Pussy's wife was too busy with her body shop to come by and visit. Cute touch. Will Carmella ever be as self-sufficient? I doubt it.

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Re: The stomach wound

#2
<blockquote>Quote:<hr>my God, that was some crater in Tony's belly.<hr></blockquote>

That was quite a hole, considering that Junior shot him from at least 6 feet away with a snub-nosed revolver.

On the other hand, had he shot HIMSELF at close range (and remember, Junior told the cops that if anybody shot Tony, it was himself), there might be a hole that large.

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Re: The stomach wound

#3
The stomach wound was very upsetting. Seeing Tony Soprano down for the count like that was also very upsetting. I think Carm now more so than when they were separated, has realized how much she needs Tony. There is definitely a bond between those two that transcends the madness of “living the mob life”. I’m sure the question of her and her kids survival is looming big in her mind if this man dies or becomes mentally handicapped, she brought up Angie while talking to Roe, so I’m almost sure of it.

I did think it was strange that her parents were not present. They weren’t at the hospital or at the house.


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Re: The stomach wound

#4
I also think it was strange that there was no bedside vigil for Tony. Anytime any of the "guys" are in the hospital, there's always a few guys hanging around. And why doesn't Tony have any bodyguards protecting him?

And why would Carmela take the word of a rinky-dink doctor? She could hire the world's greatest specialist to come and take care of Tony. There are just too many things that aren't making sense. Or are they supposed to make sense??

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Re: The stomach wound

#5
<blockquote>Quote:<hr>I also think it was strange that there was no bedside vigil for Tony. Anytime any of the "guys" are in the hospital, there's always a few guys hanging around. And why doesn't Tony have any bodyguards protecting him?<hr></blockquote>

I believe it was 'family only' inside the emergency center.

BTW, can you really 'hire' your own doctor in a Trauma center?

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#6
You can certainly bring in a consulting physician on the case. There would be one doctor in charge, though. He would make the final decision, but the private doctor would be in on consultations. It's possible that you would have to arrange to have him on staff, if he isn't already.

Does anyone here have any medical expertise? I can't imagine that you would leave a gaping wound like that and expect it to heal without infection. If necessary, wouldn't they perform a skin graft? That just seems so wrong to me, and I don't understand the logic behind the decision.

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#7
The hole is kept open precisely to minimize chance of infection. It's too big to just close up - doing so would keep all the bacteria in, where it spreads around and results in sepsis and death.

With the wound open, the gauze put over it has disinfectant - when you go to change the gauze, you get rid of a good chunk of bacteria that has formed. Plus, you get rid of the dead tissue, allowing for the new tissue to come in and help close the wound.

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Hollowpoints

#8
Not that I know much about weapons, but I would guess that Junior used hollowpoint bullets. As I understand it the tip is hollow and flattens out on impact. This greatly increases the damage and makes even small weapons much more deadly.

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Re: Hollowpoints

#10
didnt the bullet hit him in a different spot anyways?it him him in the lower right part, many ppl were assuming he might have his liver damaged, now he has that big like hell looking hole right in the middle of his chest.

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