Susan

Reason for Stranding

Patient History

Patient Injuries

Patient Treatments

Stranded 12-06-2016

Released 03-30-2017

 

susan2Susan is an 11 pound Atlantic green juvenile who was found on the beach 22 miles north of the center. Susan was entangled in fishing line. She had 9 large barnacles on her carapace and was covered in algae. Susan also has a small FP tumor.

Susan has not been eating well. She is being treated with antibiotics, Vitamin B, fluids and a cocktail of emeraid, pedialyte and mineral oil. She is also receiving cold laser therapy on her jaw where the fishing line had cut her.

January Update: Susan is eating better now! She and Harbor, whom she shares a tank with, are both being closely monitored. Susan completed her course of meds, but is still being given iron injections and receiving cold laser therapy.

January 18 Update: Susan had her small FP tumors removed today. She is tumor free! She will now be sharing a tank with Toco, who is also tumor free.

February Update: Susan passed about 3′ of clear, thin fishing line!!!! We are hoping that she will start eating better now and gaining weight.

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