An elderly man, who was quite active in his retirement fell off of a ladder about 10 feet up. He landed on his side and broke several ribs and ended up with what’s called a “flail chest”. When he breaths in, the flail segment sank inward, and when he exhaled, it puffed outward, disconnected from it’s points of leverage that help your ribcage expand when you inhale. That was about three weeks ago. Today, his family finally decided to withdraw care. He had been getting worse and worse without any apparent improvement in his lung functioning. It sucks that an active man ended up dying from an injury he got while tooling around the house. Be sure to get your calcium while you’re young so you dont break your ribs (or hip) when you’re 70.