Stranded 01-08-2017


stunnaStunna, (yep, a cold stun turtle), was not released due to her poor body condition and her FP condition.Like all the other stunned sea turtles, she is an Atlantic green. Stunna weighs just under 14 pounds and has an intermittent appetite. We started her on antibiotics, Vitamin B and fluids and are monitoring her closely in ICU.

January 31: Stunna had FP surgery at the Gladys Porter Zoo today! Also, she is eating on her own!!!

February 14: Stunna will be scheduled soon for her lower plastron FP tumor removal surgery. She is receiving iron injections and healing from initial surgery.

February 22:  Stunna had surgery and is now tumor free!!!!

March 8: Alas..there is evidence of a bone infection in her right front flipper. Diagnostic tests are being done and Stunna has started antibiotics and laser therapy.

March 22: Stunna had a bacterial infection and started a new course of antibiotics. She is still receiving iron injections and cold laser therapy. She is currently in isolation.

April 20: Stunna is still on antibiotics and receiving laser therapy on her right front flipper 3x weekly. She is eating and has gained a half pound. She will need to be scheduled for a future FP surgery as she has a a few regrowths tumors. 

May 18: Stunna underwent FP surgery today for her remaining tumors. She is eating well and is now at 16.3 pounds.