Species: Green sea turtle (Chelonia mydas)
Arrival Date: May 18, 2023
Stranding Location: Pompano Beach Pier, FL
Admission Weight: 4.12 kg., 9.06 lbs.
Current Weight: 4.22 kg. / 9.30 lbs.
Initial Condition: Hook ingestion
Waffle is a juvenile green that was captured at Pompano Beach Pier. Radiographs indicated the hook was located in the stomach. Unable to remove the hook through the mouth. Dr. Barron accessed the stomach through the left shoulder. Unfortunately the hook perforated the stomach and was in the coelomic cavity. Due to the damage to the stomach, Waffle will be given TPN and fluids and dry docked. Prognosis is very grave.
Patient requires continued treatment but is progressing well.
Minor adjustments have been made to the patient's treatment.
Patient is off all medications.
6/30/2023 - Waffle was successfully released on Wednesday, June 28.
6/2/2023 - Waffle is cleared to eat. Incision is still healing but still at risk for infection. Prognosis is still guarded.
5/26/2023 - Not giving anything by mouth so the stomach can heal. Waffle has been spending the day in the tank and dry dock at night.
5/19/2023 - New patient.