Big things can come in smaller packages- and Apex is proof!
We rescued Apex from a crowded marina, where they were camped out for over a week nursing a predator injury. We knew this turtle was tough from the beginning- but we didn’t realize just how strong it was until we had to flush out the infections by using maggots. We often use maggots to clean out the old diseased flesh from wounds so new healthy tissue can start to grow!!
Species: Loggerhead (CC)
Admission date and intake photo: 3.22.22
Ailment: Predator Attack
Weight: 46.8 kg
4/13/2022: Wound healing well.
3/25/2022: Dr. Chadam sutured predator attack wound on front left flipper. Start Cold Laser Treatment.
3/23/2022: Upon Intake, wounds flushed out and maggot treatment started. Broad spectrum antibiotics and fluid therapy were prescribed. Honey applied to wounds.