Sea Turtle Hospital Patient – Euchre
Patient Status: Current.
Date Found: June 13, 2018.
Location Found: Saint John’s Sound.
Reason for Rescue: Found floating and swimming sideways.
WEIGHT: 75.8 kg (167.1 lbs).
SCL (STRAIGHT CARAPACE LENGTH): 83.5 cm.
EXAM FINDINGS: Quiet but alert; barnacles on tongue; breathing was clear and he was lifting his head. Red algae and some barnacles found on his back. Swim test revealed side swimming.
INITIAL TREATMENT: Received fluids and vitamins.
Euchre was found floating and swimming sideways around St. John’s Sound, between Honeymoon Island State Park and Fred Howard Park on June 13, 2018. This was most likely due to gastrointestinal gas.
FUN FACT: Our biggest current rehab patient!
NAMING THEME: Games.
6/21/18 – Fluids were discontinued.