||She is monitored closely
for any and all signs of recovery. She has proved to be quite a fighter.
recently as 7/1 the PCV blood test, registering well below the threshold,
shows no further decline.
||GOOD NEWS! On 8/4/98 Windy's blood was
drawn for another
PCV test. The value has risen from 8 to 13.
That is almost up to the lowest it should be.
The staff all gave a cheer.
||PCV blood test shows an increase from 13 to
17. More cheers!
She also has a noticeable weight gain.
||PCV blood test shows an increase to 20.
What a turtle!
||Two steps forward, one step back
.Over the last few months
a growth has formed on the top of Windy's neck. This
will have to be removed before she can be released.
||Jenny, of the NC State University, College of Veterinary
removes the lump from Windy's neck, which proves to be benign.
This will delay her release so the area can be further observed.
value increases to healthy 34
on photo if you dare
||The good folks from the NC State University, Collage
of Veterinary Medicine, pay a visit. One of the many tasks includes discharging
Windy. Dr. Craig Harms examines the "lump" area and pronounces
her fit for release.
||Windy, along with SMYRNA,
AND JR, was quietly released October 27, 1999.
May 9, 2003
otherwise healthy Windy is found dead on North Topsail Beach, 3.5 years
She was sub-adult size and just shy of maturity as measured by data
collected during a necropsy.
She was a favorite of mine, pulled from the ocean
with my hands, released to the wild by my hands, and now, measured and
marked for burial by my hands. This one was personal.