MMR Marine Mammal Rescue Centre Patient Directory

Krill I Am

Patient Record

Species: Harbour Seal

Patient ID: PV19104

Admitted on: 2019/08/31

Collection Site: Mosquito Creek Marina, North Vancouver

Reason for Admission: Maternal separation; Underweight

Weight at Admission: 10.4 kg

Patient Status: deceased

Date of Death: 2020/01/16

Time in Care: 138 days (4 months, 2 weeks, 2 days)

Transfer History

Received from: (Direct to MMR)

Mode of Transport: Staff

Patient Updates

Krill I Am died on 2020/01/16 after 138 days in our care.

"In December, the veterinary team diagnosed Krill with megaesophagus, a condition where the esophagus (the tube that carries food and liquid between the mouth and stomach) loses its ability to move food into the stomach. When that happens, food and liquid accumulate in the esophagus. As a result, Krill frequently regurgitated food, had diarrhea and did not gain weight. With a poor prognosis, no effective treatment options available and a poor quality of life, Krill was humanely euthanized."

Krill as perked up quite a bit since being admitted.

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