I'm writing a fiction novel, where one of my characters suffers an injury to his neck. (A letter opener through the throat.)
What I'm trying to come up with, is something that won't kill him, but will incapacitate him until medical help arrives. It would be best if he can't speak as well, I don't want him able to call for help
Would a letter opener through the throat cause temporary paralysis? Would it cause the victim's bowels to empty? Would someone survive this type of injury? How long would it take to recover?
I'm sorry that I'm asking questions that isn't relevant to a live human being, but I would appreciate any help anyone can give me.