Fenton Family Found
Victims of the Axion Labs explosion.
As of exactly two forty seven yesterday morning the first casualty of the explosion at the Axion Labs was uncovered. The victim was identified as sixteen year old Jasmine Fenton, daughter of the prestigious Jack and Maddie Fenton who were missing since Thursday evening. Moments later the bodies of her parents were found not far from her own.
The youngest Fenton, fourteen year old Daniel, was soon found under the collapsed glass wall separating the Phantom Virus from the scientists. Daniel was barely alive, crushed beneath glass and concrete. The air in the destroyed lab was deemed safe, despite the obvious contamination, but Daniel was diagnosed with a high level TPV infection and took several hours to be removed from beneath the glass, which formed a barrier between him and the unprotected rescue workers. He was later taken away by an airtight truck to the nearest quarantine facility, roughly twenty minutes away.
Miraculously he survived and is said to be in critical condition, but suffering no symptoms of the virus, something unheard of in TPV history. Three days is the longest anyone has ever survived after exposure. However the virus is not the only worry of the doctors, suited up and ready to do whatever possible for perhaps the only survivor of this catastrophic event. Daniel suffers multiple injuries, including a collapsed lung with a fair amount of bleeding in the one remaining and a fractured skull. The doctors predict heavy amounts of brain damage, and say it is unlikely he will wake.
Young billionaire Vladimir Masters, the third member of the original TPV scientists, arrived the previous evening and has been deemed by court Daniel Fenton's legal guardian until relatives can be notified.
A few more medical notes.
First off, I will like so say I know near to nothing about intracranial hemorrhage or cerebral hemorrhages. I know even less about pneumothorax. So if anyone would like to enlighten me on it (not from Google or Wikipedia please, I seem to get a million definitions and explanations from people who just copy and paste. I'm talking real life or book learned knowledge) please feel free.
I do, however, know both are potentially life threatening if left untreated, and (other than severe strokes) both occur after trauma to the area (blows to the chest cavity and skull) I would like to say, to those of you smarty pants jumping to ask, no he does not have a depressed skull fracture. (for those of you wondering, that's when a portion of his skull caves in a bit)
As you can see, due to his infection with TPV it would be far more difficult to operate on him, so that's what has the doctors and everyone else wringing their hands. You try doing neurosurgery is a hazmat suit.
Well, you try doing neurosurgery period.
Yes, yes if you're wondering there will be many, many notes like this throughout the story. It's kind of why we decided, in the end, to chop it up. We spent almost a year researching, editing, and revising this so it would be, in some way, factual. I worked hard on this, really, and I'm trying to make it understandable to readers who know nothing about this stuff. So if you're still confused, e-mail me and I'll see what I can do about revising.
I have five new medical books added to my library, which is win, but imagine my evening reading. I even headed down to the hospital and interviewed a few doctors. Put all that together with all my classes (Technical Physics II with Laboratory, Aerodynamics, Systems and Components, Domestic and International Navigation, and College Mathematics for Aviation II. I'm just glad I've got Aviation history, perhaps the easiest class in the bunch other than Electronic Flight Management Systems.)I'm pretty burned out. So unless you're studying law or surgery or something with an equal amount of crap as me, please don't tell me how much work you've got.
Now that you all have some insight into why it takes me five months to update my fics, next update is chapter one. Be happy, it will be coming probably next week.
Also, Strangest Things will be updated this Wednesday.