Ginger Ale's Story

Ginger Ale was rescued from Hobe Sound after found floating at the surface of the water. Ginger Ale presented with carapace deformities and a missing rear left flipper from unknown causes . Ginger Ale is also presenting with floatation issues.

Close up of green sea turtle laying on a towel


Species: Green Sea Turtle
Age: Juvenile (~2-4 yrs)

Location: Hobe Sound
Concern: Floatation
Status: Euthanized

Weight: 2.95 kg 6.5 lbs

Updates

2020-Oct-30 CT scan revealed tumors growing in the lungs and liver. Veterinarian prescribed euthanasia.
2020-Oct-15 Raised water level in tank to encourage normal diving behavior.
2020-Sept-29 Started eating with tong feeding sessions.
2020-Sept-09 Radiographs show extensive gas in intestines. Supportive medications and fluids started. Not showing interest in food. 
2020-Sept-08 Rescued from Hobe Sound after found floating at the surface and struggling to dive.