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.
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.
This turtle is progressing well and responding to therapy as desired.
There is a minor issue that we are working to resolve.
More details to follow.
06/13/2018 – Eau-tis was tagged this week in preparation for eventual release.
05/30/2018 – Minor surgery was done to expose abscess on carapace and it is now doing better. Eau-tus was tagged for eventual release.
05/02/2018 – We surgically opened two abscess on the carapace that are being treated topically.
04/26/2018 – Eau-tis’ anemia continues to resolve and white count remains normal. Small abscess on carapace is slowly healing.
03/29/2018 – Eau-tis’ anemia continues to resolve.
03/22/2018 – The abscess seems to be healing.
03/14/2018 – An abscess was found on the front edge of the carapace that is now being treated topically.
03/01/2018 – Eau-tis continues to do well.
02/23/2018 – Eautis’ anemia is resolved well enough that parasitic treatments have been started.
01/31/2018 – Eau-tis’ white cell count has been within normal limits the last few weeks. The turtle is now off all anitbiotics.
12/27/2017 – Eau-tis continues to improve. The turtle has been moved to a tank with deeper water.
12/13/2017 – Eau-tis is now off parenteral nutrition. The anemia is resolving well.
12/07/2017 – Eau-tis’ packed cell volume is increasing, indicating a very good bone marrow response.
11/29/2017 – Eau-tis continues to receive parenteral nutrition. The bone marrow has begun to respond to treatment.
11/22/2017 – Eau-tis continues to receive parenteral nutrition and the appetite is improving.
11/15/2017 – Eau-tis is receiving parenteral nutrition and is beginning to eat small amounts of food.
11/07/2017 – Rescued