|Date Stranded||December 12, 2016|
|Location of Stranding||Holmes Beach, Manatee County|
|Date of Arrival||December 12, 2016|
|Number of Days of Care||53 days|
12/12/2016 Animal was found stuck up in some mud flats in Holmes Beach. Animal was transported to Mote and diagnostics were performed including a physical exam, blood work, and radiographs. Radiographs showed gas in the GI tract. Animal was started on subcutaneous fluids and injectable antibiotics. Placed in a rehab. tank with low water level; right side of animal's body floats when in water.
12/14/2016 Summer ate a small amount of food offered.
12/20/2016 Summer is no longer showing any interest in eating. Animal is not defecating, is very inactive, and continues to float. Currently treating with subcutaneous fluids, injectable antibiotic, mineral oil enemas, and GI motility medication.
12/23/2016 Radiographs show slight decrease in gas in intestines and some evidence of GI movement.
01/07/2017 Summer has yet to defecate on her own, so treatments continue. Animal had stopped eating for a couple weeks, but is now starting to eat a small amount of food offered.
01/27/2017 Summer is much more active and is eating well, but has yet to defecate a substantial amount on her own.
02/03/2017 Due to poor prognosis and lack of physical improvement Summer was humanely euthanzied.