Messi

Date Stranded: October 30, 2019

Reason for Stranding

Stuck in the rocks at the jetties

Patient History

Sea Turtle, Inc. intern Paulina found Messi stuck in the rocks at the Boca Chica jetties. Juvenile green sea turtles will often forage on the algae that grows along the rock face when the tides are high and end up stuck when the tide recedes.

March 2020- *continuing to get the same treatment as last month* No longer receiving any injectable medications. All of Messi’s abrasions are healing well, so we decreased his/her treatment frequency. Once a week, Messi gets a physical exam, an updated weight, cold laser therapy (to promote wound healing), debridement (gently cleaning of the wounds), and topical medications such as Silver Sulfadiazine cream or honey.

Feb 2020- No longer receiving any injectable medications. All of Messi’s abrasions are healing well, so we decreased his/her treatment frequency. Once a week, Messi gets a physical exam, an updated weight, cold laser therapy (to promote wound healing), debridement (gently cleaning of the wounds), and topical medications such as Silver Sulfadiazine cream or honey.

Jan 2020- Messi doing well; eating well and has great energy.

Patient Injuries

There are minor scrapes on Messi’s shell and body and the back right flipper is swollen. Otherwise, there are no major injuries.

Patient Treatments

cold-laser therapy and topical medications such as Silver Sulfadiazine cream or honey

Ways to help Messi's Recovery

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