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Lilly

Lilly

Species: Loggerhead Sea Turtle
(Carette caretta)

Arrival Date
: October 11, 2016
Stranding Location: Hutchinson Island, FL

Initial Weight
: 229.2 lbs.
Current Weight: 245.5 lbs.

Issue: Impact trauma (boat strike)
Current Condition: Improving

Lilly, a large sub-adult loggerhead sea turtle, was found last October on Hutchinson Island with a deep wound on the carapace. The turtle is currently receiving treatment in the Sea Turtle Hospital at Loggerhead Marinelife Center, and was named after the iconic Palm Beach fashionista, Lilly Pulitzer, who led a vibrant life and inspired many in Palm Beach and beyond. Loggerhead Marinelife Center was honored and humbled to be chosen as beneficiary of Beach Bash Palm Beach 2016 presented by Lilly Pulitzer, and looks forward to continue partnering with the fashion powerhouse. After all, Lilly Pulitzer and sea turtles are a perfect Palm Beach pairing!

Click here to view photos from Beach Bash Palm Beach 2016.

E-mail vclinton@marinelife.org to be added to the invitation list for Beach Bash Palm Beach 2017 which will take place on December, 28th at The Beach Club.

ADMISSION NOTE:

Lilly is a large sub-adult/adult loggerhead turtle that was found on Hutchinson Island. The turtle has a deep wound on its carapace over the left shoulder that is estimated to be about one month old. The veterinarian removed necrotic tissue, dead bone, and other aquatic debris from the wound. The injury is being treated with antibiotics,  honey, and therapeutic laser treatment.

PROGRESS KEY:

Sea_turtle_icon(green)This turtle is progressing well and responding to therapy as desired.

Sea_turtle_icon(yellow)There is a minor issue that we are working to resolve.

Sea_turtle_icon(red)More details to follow.

PROGRESS NOTES:

05/31/2017 Sea_turtle_icon(green)Lilly was released on 5/30 from Juno Beach.

05/17/2017 Sea_turtle_icon(green)

05/11/2017 Sea_turtle_icon(green)

05/03/2017 Sea_turtle_icon(green)The range of motion with the front flipper is now in excess of 80%. We are hoping she will be ready for release in the near future.

04/19/2017 Sea_turtle_icon(green)

04/12/2017 Sea_turtle_icon(green)

04/06/2017 Sea_turtle_icon(green)Hydrotherapy has increased the range of motion to about 75% of normal. Therefore hydrotherapy treatment will be continued.

03/30/2017 Sea_turtle_icon(green)

03/22/2017 Sea_turtle_icon(green)

03/15/2017 Sea_turtle_icon(green)

03/08/2017 Sea_turtle_icon(green)The turtle has been undergoing hydrotherapy and is beginning to show improvement in range.

03/01/2017 Sea_turtle_icon(green)Turtle was tagged for eventual release.  The turtle has been undergoing hydrotherapy for the last week and has improved range of motion in the damaged flipper.

02/22/2017 Sea_turtle_icon(green)

02/16/2017 –Sea_turtle_icon(green)

02/08/2017 –Sea_turtle_icon(green)Lilly’s appetite has improved. The turtle is still receiving laser therapy for the shoulder.

01/25/2017 –Sea_turtle_icon(green)Lilly’s appetite is variable but is likely due to season and water temperature.

01/12/2017 –Sea_turtle_icon(green) Wound treatments have been discontinued. The osteomyelitis in the shoulder is being treated with laser therapy.

01/04/2017 –Sea_turtle_icon(green) Lilly is swimming more in the larger tank, but the appetite is variable.

12/29/2016 –Sea_turtle_icon(green) 

12/21/2016 –Sea_turtle_icon(green) Moved to a larger tank to enable the turtle to use its injured flipper more easily.

12/14/2016 –Sea_turtle_icon(green)

12/09/2016 –Sea_turtle_icon(green) Lilly is eating much more consistently and gaining weight.

11/30/2016 –Sea_turtle_icon(green) 

11/23/2016 –Sea_turtle_icon(green)

11/17/2016 – Sea_turtle_icon(yellow) 

11/10/2016 – Sea_turtle_icon(yellow) Lilly became picky about eating when analgesics were discontinues, so a new anti-inflammatory/analgesic has been started.

11/02/2016 – Sea_turtle_icon(yellow) Lilly seems to be progressing well.

10/26/2016 – Sea_turtle_icon(yellow) Radiographs revealed osteomyelitis in the left shoulder joint. Therapy is being adjusted accordingly.

10/20/2016 – Sea_turtle_icon(yellow) A second wound was found on the plastron. This wound is now being treated along with the carapace wound.

10/13/2016 – Lilly has been eating well and is now receiving systemic medications.

10/11/2016 – Lilly is a large sub-adult/adult loggerhead turtle that was found on Hutchinson Island. The turtle has a deep wound on its carapace over the left shoulder that is estimated to be about one month old. The veterinarian removed necrotic tissue, dead bone, and other aquatic debris from the wound. The injury is being treated with antibiotics,  honey, and therapeutic laser treatment.