Little Boy Finds Sea Snail Growing in Knee
What would you do if you found a snail living inside your body?
Paul Franklin was a typical four-year-old living with his family in Alisa Viejo, Calif. when he told the reporter he thought "it was kind of crazy."
It was reported that the boy fell and cut himself on a rock while they were on a family vacation. But even after being cleaned and bandaged, Paul's wound did not heal properly.
After a visit to urgent care, the physician put him on a course of antibiotics for staph infection, but a couple of weeks later the knee began to turn black. So, Paul's mom did what moms do: She squeezed the wound to try to drain it.
Can you imagine what you would do if you were Paul's mom and out popped a tiny sea snail?
The snail had been living and growing underneath his skin, and when it was birthed into the world, it was still very much alive. Paul's knee began to heal nicely and he kept the snail as a pet, a baby sea snail named Turbo.
I must admit that I might not have granted Turbo the same life he leads today.
Copyright © 2015 Coral Levang. Adapted from original written in 2013 and published on Bubblews, and removed later by the author.
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