Monday, August 19, 2013

Snail Hatches In Little Boy's Knee

He named the snail "Turbo,"  after the snail in the movie of the same name. :)

"Paul of Aliso Viejo, California, was walking along the beach when he dinged his knee against a rock.
"We just cleaned it up, put a Band-Aid on it," his father, Ken Franklin, told CNN affiliate KCAL

"Before you know it, a couple weeks later, his knee was very swollen and somewhat infected."

A doctor told Paul's mom, Rachael, that it might be a nasty staph infection. Antibiotics helped, but there was a growing black bump underneath the skin.

Tired of waiting and certain the wound needed to be drained, the mom decided to take matters into her own hands. She squeezed it with her fingers and out it popped.

"It looked like a rock. It was a black thing," she told the station. "I put it on a paper towel and I'm like, 'That is a weird looking rock. It has swirls on it,' and I turn it over and it is a sea snail."

Read the whole story,  plus video,  over at CNN

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