Pecas

Date Stranded: July 22, 2021

Reason for Stranding

Entanglement

Patient History

-18.4 lb green with FP
-was observed by SPI lifeguards floating/not able to dive well about 3/4 of the way down the Isla Blanca jetties (Gulf side) about 30 yards out; after 2 hours of rescue efforts, we were finally able to net/recover the turtle

Patient Injuries

Entangled in braided line around the neck and both front flippers; the right front flipper was severely entangled and had a deep stricture site with necrotic tissue present, the left front flipper was moderately entangled and had a stricture site as well (not as deep as the RFF), and it was loosely entangled around the neck (no evidence of stricture sites around the neck).

Patient Treatments

-in-house blood work was within normal limits -started on Ceftazidime, Vit B Complex, & Normosol -will also administer Meloxicam for pain/inflammation -will start on warm honey massages when due for meds (this will help improve circulation) -took 3-view x-rays

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