- Patient Status
- Released on Feb. 19, 2020
- Date Found
- June 20, 2019
- Location Found
- Crystal River Power Plant; Citrus County, FL
- Reason for Rescue
- Found floating sideways
- 41.2 kg (82.4 lbs)
- SCL (Straight Carapace Length)
- 69.9 cm
- Exam Findings
- Slightly thin and very lethargic. Some ulceration found on the skin near plastron (bottom shell) and right front flippers
- Initial Treatment
- Received vitamins, fluids, and antibiotics
Wiley is a sub-adult loggerhead who was found floating sideways near the Crystal River Power Plant in Citrus County, Florida. She arrived at Clearwater Marine Aquarium on June 20, 2019. Upon intake, Wiley appeared very lethargic and underweight. There were several skin ulcers found as well. After x-rays, it was discovered there is some gastrointestinal gas that could be causing Wiley to float. Her initial treatment consists of vitamins, fluids and antibiotics.
- Interesting Fact
- Wiley is named after Wile E. Coyote
- Naming Theme
Bloodwork sent out to the lab. Started on antibiotics. Continuing to do glucose checks and fluids if needed.
X-rays completed. She is eating well! Continuing to monitor buoyancy.
Moved out of our ICU pools to a larger rehab pool. She is still favoring one side when swimming. Continuing to eat well.
Went for CT scan. At exam this week, weight is at 50.5 kg! Wiley has gained 20 pounds in rehab so far!
Wiley’s buoyancy has resolved, and she is resting on the bottom continuously for the last few weeks! She is continuing to eat well. Her wound on her plastron has almost healed all the way.
Started on antibiotics again.
Wiley is continuing to do well and is gaining weight. She is one of our best eaters! She will be going for a recheck CT in a few weeks.
CT revealed Wiley has an infection. She will continue on antibiotics, and we will continue to monitor and recheck.
There are signs of improvement with Wiley’s physicals over the last month. Wiley will go for a recheck CT in a few weeks. Continuing to eat very well!
Wiley’s CT went well. There is much improvement!
Wiley was taken off antibiotics
Wiley has received a clean bill of health from our veterinary staff!
Released at Fred Howard Park!
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