Reason for Stranding: Boat Strike
Physical Injuries: Tilly has three separate boat propeller strikes extending from her head to the middle of her shell. The injuries appear older as dead bone and necrotic tissue were present on arrival. Our rehab staff removed the dead tissue and bone and the wound is undergoing treatment using cold-laser therapy, which promotes cell growth and helps wounds heal faster. Tilly also has fibropapillomatosis virus. This virus causes tumors to grow. In the future, Tilly will be taken in for surgery to have the tumors removed.