Eau-tis

Eau-tis

Species: Loggerhead Sea Turtle
(Caretta caretta)

Arrival Date
: November 7, 2017
Stranding Location: Jupiter, FL

Initial Weight
: 117.79 lbs.
Current Weight: 133.54 lbs.

Issue: Chronic Debilitation
Current Condition: Improving

Eau-tis is named for Eau Palm Beach Resort & Spa. With a name like Eau (pronounced O – French for water) and the Atlantic on their door step, Eau Palm Beach Resort & Spa is committed to ocean conservation and has dedicated their support to further LMC’s mission.

Fun Fact: Did you know that Eau Palm Beach replaced all of their plastic straws with environmentally friendly paper straws at their beachfront restaurants?

Thank you, Eau Palm Beach, for your generous support.

ADMISSION NOTE:

Eau-tis (O-tis) is a sub-adult loggerhead that was found in the waterway behind a private home in Jupiter. The initial bloodwork showed anemia, hypoglycemia and overall poor health due to starvation. Hospital staff administrated fluids, antibiotics and iron. Eau-tis was put into freshwater to remove the barnacles and abundant leeches that covered the turtle’s body. We will continue to monitor blood-work closely as we treat Eau-tis.

 

PROGRESS KEY:

Sea_turtle_icon(green) This turtle is progressing well and responding to therapy as desired.

Sea_turtle_icon(yellow)There is a minor issue that we are working to resolve.

Sea_turtle_icon(red)More details to follow.

PROGRESS NOTES:

01/10/2018 – Sea_turtle_icon(green)

01/03/2018 – Sea_turtle_icon(green)

12/27/2017 – Sea_turtle_icon(green) Eau-tis continues to improve. The turtle has been moved to a tank with deeper water.

12/20/2017 – Sea_turtle_icon(green)

12/13/2017 – Sea_turtle_icon(green) Eau-tis is now off parenteral nutrition. The anemia is resolving well.

12/07/2017 – Sea_turtle_icon(yellow) Eau-tis’ packed cell volume is increasing, indicating a very good bone marrow response.

11/29/2017 – Sea_turtle_icon(yellow) Eau-tis continues to receive parenteral nutrition. The bone marrow has begun to respond to treatment.

11/22/2017 – Sea_turtle_icon(yellow) Eau-tis continues to receive parenteral nutrition and the appetite is improving.

11/15/2017 – Sea_turtle_icon(yellow) Eau-tis is receiving parenteral nutrition and is beginning to eat small amounts of food.

11/07/2017 – Rescued