6/6/19 – Went for CT scan. Continuing to do glucose checks twice a day and giving fluids if needed.
6/9/19 – Olivia’s bandage was removed. Now able to be placed in a pool to help promote healing.
6/13/19 – Started on diet. Eating well!
6/16/19 – Doing well in water. Showing signs of improvement. Olivia is able to be in deep water without kiddie pool for the majority of the day!
6/27/19 – Eating well and increasing diet. We are continuing to monitor her buoyancy and swimming behavior.
7/10/19 – Olivia has shown a decrease in usage of both front flippers. Continuing to monitor. Started on antibiotics and antifungal medications.
7/31/19 – Olivia ate some of her diet off the bottom of her pool for the first time! Our team has been working on ways to encourage her to dive and use her flippers. We are still monitoring her appetite and swimming behavior.
8/19/19 – Olivia’s wounds are almost all the way healed. She is resting on the bottom continuously, and the use of her front flippers has improved! This has been a huge step in her rehab progress!
9/12/19 – Went for a recheck CT to recheck her shoulders. There are signs of much improvement!
9/23/19 – Olivia has been taken off her oral antibiotics and antifungal medications.
10/24/19 – Olivia is back on antibiotics and antifungal medications after her recheck CT last week. We will continue to monitor her shoulders. Appetite is still great!
11/22/19 – Olivia will be going for another recheck CT next week as we continue to monitor her shoulders.
12/5/19 – Our team is slowly introducing a variety of greens into Olivia’s diet. She is showing a lot of interest in them! Olivia is a unique green sea turtle because she has, in the past, preferred squid and other fish over her greens!
1/8/2020 – Olivia went for her recheck CT today. The infection is still present in Olivia’s shoulders. Olivia has shown a decrease in appetite which we are monitoring.
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