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In my current game of Dwarf Fortress I just had some injuries and deaths due to an ambush. Now I have a Fisherdwarf who is laying there unconscious and unattended. Every other tick I get an accouncement saying Urist McWounded cancels Rest, interrupted by Goblin Maceman. However there is no living, free Goblin on the map. How can I get my dwarf medical attention?

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Have you tried application of magma? Then poor Urist will finally get his rest. – JavadocMD Aug 22 '10 at 19:48
@JavadocMD I've thought about trying a re-injury with a spike. – C. Ross Aug 22 '10 at 21:48
up vote 8 down vote accepted

I had this happen to me yesterday. I channelled out the square underneath him and the downward motion seemed to trigger the correct "Damn I hurt, where's the hospital?" response.

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Thanks! I'll try a spike first, (don't want to dig holes in my lawn), but I'll try this too. – C. Ross Aug 23 '10 at 19:20
For future reference the spike trap worked marvelously. Amazing how being poked repeatedly with a Mahogany Spear can make you want to get up and move. – C. Ross Aug 26 '10 at 10:16

At this point, I believe the only medical attention McWounded can afford to seek is euthanasia, dwarf-style. Kill him with magma.

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