|Date Stranded||August 2, 2016|
|Location of Stranding||Manatee County, south of Tidy Island|
|Date of Arrival||August 2, 2016|
|Number of Days of Care||122 days|
08/02/2016 Animal was inadvertently netted in a seine net. Front right flipper was badly entangled in monofilament fishing line so decision was made to bring in animal for rehab. Animal was also underweight and had fibropapilloma tumors in. Upon arrival at Mote, the line was removed. Radiographs showed the humerus bone of that flipper was completely fractured. Fluid and antibiotic therapy were initiated.
08/03/2016 Chicken Noodle is already eating almost all food types offered.
09/14/2016 Chicken Noodle underwent surgery today to removed the damaged portion of the right front flipper and also to remove the fibropapilloma tumors
09/16/2016 Animal is recovering well from surgery - is swimming normally and eating well
10/22/2016 Chicken Noodle conitnues to eat well, manuever well in the water, and heal. Animal is still receiving oral antibiotics. No evidence of new tumor growth.
11/03/2016 Antibiotics have been discontinued. Chicken Noodle continues to heal and do well.
12/01/2016 Chicken noodle was released by Mote staff and interns at Honeymoon Island
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