We got Chewie just after April Fools', but her boat strike injuries were no joke.
Chewie was left stranded near Miami after a propeller incident, but we got right to work cleaning their wounds and have administered a feeding tube to ensure their nutrition gets back on track.
Species: Loggerhead (CC)
Admission date and intake photo: 4.3.22
Ailment: Boat Strike Injury
Secondary Ailment: Debilitated
Weight: 30.86 kg
- Carapace wounds were cleaned and dead bone/debris removed.
- Turtle placed in shallow water.
- Broad spectrum antibiotics and fluids were prescribed. Turtle is receiving TPN