Little Drummer Boy's Story
Little Drummer Boy was the last patient admitted for rehabilitation for the year of 2022! Arriving with 11 other juvenile Kemp’s Ridley sea turtles, LDB was “cold stunned” in the cold waters of Cape Cod, Massachusetts, and transferred here from our friends at the New England Aquarium. Little Drummer Boy will remain at the sea turtle rehab for several months as they heal, beginning a supportive care regiment, daily temperature checks, and nebulizing treatments for pneumonia.
Name: Little Drummer Boy
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 actively swimming and eating!
1/4/23: Bloodwork re-evaluated and x-rays taken. Increase daily food offering and continue supportive care.
1/09/23: Halt nebulizing treatments.
2/7/23: Off all medications.