Heidi

Heidi

IMG-6085

 

Species: Hawksbill sea turtle
(Eretmochelys imbricata)

Arrival Date
: March 4, 2021
Stranding Location: Jensen Beach, FL

Initial Weight
: 145.2 lbs.
Current Weight: 149 lbs.

Issue: Predation Trauma

Heidi is an adult female Hawksbill sea turtle patient that stranded at the FPL St. Lucie site with predation wounds on all four flippers. Upon admission, she underwent surgery for partial amputation of her left rear flipper and will be followed closely by our hospital staff during her therapy and rehabilitation. Heidi’s prognosis is excellent.

PROGRESS KEY:

Sea_turtle_icon(green) Good Condition
Sea_turtle_icon(yellow)Fair Condition
Sea_turtle_icon(red)Poor Condition

The turtle requires continued treatment but is progressing well.
Sea_turtle_icon(yellow)Minor adjustments have been made to the turtle's treatment.
Sea_turtle_icon(red)The turtle is off all medications.

PROGRESS NOTES:

05/07/2021 - Sea_turtle_icon(green)Sea_turtle_icon(red)Heidi was released from Loggerhead park on May 5, 2021. View photos here >

04/30/2021 - Sea_turtle_icon(green)Sea_turtle_icon(red)

04/23/2021 -Sea_turtle_icon(green)Sea_turtle_icon(red)

04/16/2021 -Sea_turtle_icon(green)Sea_turtle_icon(red)

04/09/2021 -Sea_turtle_icon(green)Sea_turtle_icon(yellow)

04/02/2021 -Sea_turtle_icon(green)Heidi is making excellent progress in healing from her partial amputation and other predation trauma. She is responding well to therapy and her appetite remains intact. Heidi continues to be off limits except to hospital staff and rehab volunteers so that her stress level is minimized. Her prognosis is excellent.

03/25/2021 -Sea_turtle_icon(green)

03/19/2021 -Sea_turtle_icon(green)

03/11/2021 -Sea_turtle_icon(green)Heidi underwent surgery for partial amputation of her left rear flipper and is recovering well.

03/04/2021 - Heidi is an adult female Hawksbill sea turtle patient that stranded at the FPL St. Lucie site with predation wounds on all four flippers. Upon admission, she underwent surgery for partial amputation of her left rear flipper and will be followed closely by our hospital staff during her therapy and rehabilitation. Heidi’s prognosis is excellent.