|Date Stranded||September 16, 2018|
|Location of Stranding||Venice, Sarasota County|
|Date of Arrival||September 16, 2018|
|Number of Days of Care||85 days|
09/16/2018 Turtle was found floating approximately 15 miles offshore of Venice, Sarasota County. Animal is likely affected by Red Tide toxicity. Blood work indicates an elevated white blood cell count, dehydration, and some metabolic issues. Injectable antibiotics and subcutaneous fluids will be given until animal starts to improve. Animal was too weak to be put in water, so was dry-docked overnight.
09/19/2018 FoxSea Lady's behavior is slightly improved and is now in shallow water. Did try to bite at some food this morning, but didn't eat anything.
10/04/2018 Blood work is starting to improve so antibiotics were discontinued. Turtle is still very lethargic and is not eating on her own. She continues to receive fluids and is being force fed a small amount of fish and squid.
11/16/2018 FoxSea Lady is still lethargic and barely forages any food her own. She is being force fed various types of seafood on a daily basis to help provide nutrition. Concerned about red tide toxins affecting her salt gland and vision. Giving steroids to possibly decrease any swelling of salt gland.
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