5/14 Turtle admitted. Monofilament fishing line coming out of mouth. Radiographs show a hook in stomach. 5/15 Barium study done on animal. Animal also given mineral oil enemas. 5/17 Animal passing crab shells and appetite is increasing. Surgical removal of hook is being considered if hook does not continue to move on its own. 5/27 Animal passed hook and line! 6/4 Animal is active and eating well. 7/25 Monitoring this turtle for stress and a possible infection. 7/30 Started the turtle on antibiotics and will continue to watch it closely. 8/25 Blood work indicates low iron levels, so iron injections will be given weekly and we will continue to monitor this condition. 9/5 Iron levels improved, taken off of iron injections 9/20 Stable and bloodwork continues to improve. 9/24 Turtle was weighed today and has nearly doubled in weight since arrival. Turtle is active and eating well. 10/8-10/27 Turtle has has been started on antibiotics to improve bloodwork parameters. 10/28 Jax 2 is no longer on antibiotics. General disposition, weight, and bloodwork indicate he is eligible for release soon. 12/6 Turtle was released today along with two other Kemp's ridley sea turtles.
Jax 2 during treatment at Mote