Species: Loggerhead (Caretta caretta)
Arrival Date: July 9, 2023
Stranding Location: Lake Worth, FL
Admission Weight: 29.4 kg., 64.7 lbs.
Current Weight: 29.4 kg., 64.7 lbs.
Initial Condition: Hook ingestion
Dandelion is a juvenile loggerhead found in Lake Worth. She had a hook lodged in her soft palate. Dr. Barron performed surgery to remove the hook and Dandelion recovered well. She donated blood to Zia. Her treatments include pain management, antibiotics, and fluids.
Patient requires continued treatment but is progressing well.
Minor adjustments have been made to the patient's treatment.
Patient is off all medications.
7/28/2023 - Dandelion was successfully released on July 27th.
7/14/2023 - New patient