8/23/19 – Bloodwork was sent out to the lab and first swim test was performed. It was observed that patient is buoyant.
9/3/19 – Went for a CT scan. A procedure was performed to help remove the excess air that is causing her to float. Her buoyancy has improved some.
9/4/19 – Continuing to do glucose checks and fluids if needed.
9/5/19 – Seen resting on the bottom of her rehab pool!
9/8/19 – She is starting to eat well. Beginning diet.
9/23/19 – Continuing to do well. We are monitoring her plastron wound healing progress.
10/31/19 – Moved to a larger rehab pool!
11/22/19 – Charlie is continuing to do well. Plastron wound is healing great.
12/9/19 – A wound care procedure was performed on Charlie’s plastron (the bottom portion of the shell) to promote better and proper healing. Procedure went well!
1/4/2020 – The wound on Charlie’s plastron looks great, but still needs some time to heal. We have offered Charlie a blue crab on different occasions, and she quickly eats them!
1/17/2020 – Charlie has received a clean bill of health from our veterinary team!