|Date Stranded||March 30, 2022|
|Location of Stranding||Vero Beach|
|Date of Arrival||April 10, 2022|
|Number of Days of Care||87 days|
03/30/2022 Sweet Reese is subadult sea turtle patient that was found struggling in the surf in Vero Beach on Florida's east coast. The turtle arrived at Loggerhead Marinelife Center with braided line entangled around its right front flipper and dragging a large tree limb. Sweet Reese also has pneumonia and old, healed boat strike injuries to its carapace. The turtle will receive treatment and be closely monitored by hospital staff with routine diagnostics.
04/10/2022 Sweet Reese was transported to Mote for continued rehabilitation. Animal is on oral antibiotics for treatment of pneumonia and an elevated white blood cell count. Turtle is swimming well, eating, and the flipper entanglement injury is healing well.
04/16/2022 Sweet Reese continues to do well. Her diet is being increased daily.
05/07/2022 Reese is active and eating well. She was moved to a large, deep rehab. pool to encourage extra swimming to increase blood flow to the injured flipper. She continues to receive oral antibiotics daily for the treatment of pneumonia.
06/18/2022 Blood work parameters have improved and antibiotics were discontinued. Sweet Reese is eating well and her flipper is healing nicely.
07/06/2022 Uncle Johnny and Sweet Reese were released by Mote staff and interns at Avalon State Park in Fort Pierece, FL.