Date Stranded: January 17, 2020

Reason for Stranding


Patient History

Visitors found Cy-Hawk in the water near the Boca Chica jetties. Fishing line severely entangled Cy-Hawk’s front right flipper. There was also line around the turtles’ neck and front left flipper.

Feb 2020- No longer receiving any injectable medications. Cy-Hawk’s entangled right front flipper has improved immensely since arrival at our hospital! Twice a week, this turtle gets cold laser therapy (to promote wound healing), debridement (gently cleaning of the wounds), and topical medications such as Silver Sulfadiazine cream or honey. Our rehab staff was giving Cy-Hawk warm honey massages to help promote circulation to the entangled flipper, but the flipper is looking much better so we discontinued the warm honey massages.

Patient Injuries

Cy-Hawk’s front right flipper is swollen and there is a scrape at the base of the turtles’ skull.

Patient Treatments

cold-laser therapy, warm honey massage (to reduce infection and decrease inflammation), topical medications such as Silver Sulfadiazine cream or honey

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