Figgy Pudding's Story
Cold Stunned & Pneumonia
This patient named Figgy Pudding was admitted for rehabilitation on December 18th, 2022. Figgy pudding became cold stunned off the northeastern coast of Cape Cod, Massachusetts, and developed pneumonia. After a thorough veterinary examination, Figgy will begin a specially curated treatment plan consisting of vitamins, fluid therapy, antibiotics, and daily nebulizing treatments to aid in their recovery. Thanks to collaborative efforts with the New England Aquarium and Turtles Fly Too, this sea turtle was able to receive the veterinary care it needed and made a full recovery. Figgy was released back into the ocean in February 2023!
Name: Figgy Pudding
Species: Kemp’s Ridley (Lk)
Age class: Juvenile
Admission date: 12/18/22
Ailment: Cold Stunned, Pneumonia
Weight: 1.85 kg
12/18/22: Admitted into rehab. Veterinary exam, x-rays, and blood drawn.
12/19/22: Begin a supportive care regiment and daily nebulizer treatments.
12/30/22: Patient is active and eating!
1/4/23: Bloodwork re-evaluated and follow up x-rays taken. Continue to closely monitor patient’s behavior.
1/9/23: Stop daily nebulizing treatments and continue supportive care routine and fluid therapy.
2/11/23: Off all medications.
2/21/23: Tagged and released in Cape Canaveral, FL!