Cold Stunned & Pneumonia
Krampus is a former rehabilitation patient that unfortunately lost their battle with pneumonia, following a cold stunning event in Cape Cod, Massachusetts. Sea turtles that survive an initial cold stunning typically have suppressed immune function and thus can become predisposed to developing pneumonia, blood infections, and other health complications. Although Krampus passed just five days after arrival, we were happy to offer them a better chance at survival.
Species: Kemp’s Ridley (Lk)
Age class: Juvenile
Admission date: 12/18/22
Ailment: Cold Stunned, Pneumonia
Weight: 1.55 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.
12/23/22: Patient passed away overnight.