Hope is a sub-adult Hawksbill sea turtle who arrived at the hospital on May 2, 2004. Hope was found floating in the Florida Bay. She was unable to dive. Her X-ray showed that she had an intestinal impaction. Hope will receive antibiotics, fluids for hydration and vitamins. She will also receive Metamucil and mineral oil in her squid.
UPDATE: As of August 31, 2004: Hope is no longer floating, is off of antibiotics, and has been eating and catching her own crabs and shrimps. She is awaiting weight gain prior to release.
RELEASED: Hope was released on Christmas Eve 2004 by the founder of Turtle Hospital, Richie Moretti, and local newspaper reporter Vali Finney.
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