Date Stranded: July 30, 2021
Date Released: December 9, 2021

Reason for Stranding


Patient History

-9.4 lb non-FP green
-rescued by a boater in the channel close to the Boca Chica jetties area, observed turtle struggling in the water

Patient Injuries

entangled in both monofilament and braided line around right front flipper, treble hook was embedded and there are two separate holes from the hook, one of the holes is very deep and I flushed out a lot of debris

Patient Treatments

in-house blood work within normal limits -started on Ceftazidime (antibiotic), Vit B, & fluids -will admin a few doses of Meloxicam (for pain/inflammation) as well -took 3-view x-rays

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