Species: Loggerhead Sea Turtle
Arrival Date: July, 2017
Stranding Location: Lake Park, FL
Issue: Boat Strike
Current Condition: New Arrival
Timmy was found floating near Lake Park, FL. The turtle has multiple fractures on the carapace. VAC therapy was started shortly after arrival. Timmy will be dry docked until the VAC can be removed.
This turtle is progressing well and responding to therapy as desired.
There is a minor issue that we are working to resolve.
More details to follow.
08/16/2017 – We are sad to report that Timmy has succumbed to illness and is unfortunately no longer with us.
08/10/2017 – Despite an improved appetite, we are not happy with the progression of the healing process. We are planning to do a colonoscopy procedure in the near future.
08/02/2017 – The wounds have recently been debrided and dead bone was removed. There is good granulation tissue developing, which means the healing process is going well. Timmy has been placed in the water in the mornings to be fed and dry docked during the day to receive proper treatment. Timmy has been eating well.
07/27/2017 – Wounds are healing and appetite has improved.
07/20/2017 – The turtle is now being put in the water once daily for feeding. The appetite has improved and the turtle is eating well. Timmy is still being dry docked 23+ hours a day.