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-- the surviving Boston bombing suspect in the possibility investigators may never really get the answers to some of their questions.
The federal complaint out today reveals just how badly he was hurt.
Gunshot wounds in the head the neck the legs the hand.
Doctors say well authorities tell us that the doctors say he still critical and may never be able to speak again because this injury to his throat.
But even if he is able to communicate with the investigators through his writing there really are some -- questions about -- interrogators really anything useful out of joining us now doctor -- -- David from the university hospitals case medical center in Cleveland doctor good afternoon thank you.
Good afternoon we're we're in -- difficult position because.
We can't know the details we we don't know how badly he bled we don't know if he's -- -- we don't know much of any thing.
But we do know that bit serious and critical and those sorts of things have some specific meaning.
X yes we use.
A classification that the American Hospital Association tells us we should use not only with other people but also with the media.
So first is undetermined an undetermined is patient is a waiting position and or assessment.
Next is good vital signs are stable and within normal limits in the patient is conscious and comfortable.
Indicators are excellent meaning that you look like you're gonna make a full recovery.
-- is the vital signs are stable and within normal limits the patient is conscious but maybe -- comfortable.
Indicators are favorable so if you're -- comfortable -- are also probably going to be some data to make you comfortable.
Serious which is what.
Most of the time we've been hearing about this patient is a vital signs may be unstable and -- within normal limits the patient is acutely ill.
Indicators are questionable meaning whether or not they're gonna make it.
And then the most critical is critical and that's the vital signs are unstable.
Not within normal limits the patient may be unconscious.
And indicators are unfavorable.
Now when -- -- -- you're going to have to be -- dated because.
You are not going to tolerate having this thing down your trachea going into your lungs.
To give you too brief for you so they have to be a certain amount of sedation just to be in debate and.
Eight Q can you envision any scenario under which you might have a patient in serious condition where you would allow authorities to question that patient.
And I say that because the doctors are in charge of the patient not not the.
-- -- You know I had the top protection program here and I deal with law enforcement all over northeast Ohio both prosecutors and police.
If they came in and said we really need to speak to this person we need to have communication with them there's been a serious crime.
And that we said you know they're critical they may not make it and they say we really need to communicate with them.
I think we would allow that to happen.
-- and this was said to be serious so it all kind of makes sense doctor David great to see you again thank you thank you.
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