Ormsin, the turtle filled with coins, undergoes another emergency operation

Omsin, a 25-year-old female turtle, rests next to a tray of coins that were removed from her stomach after a surgical operation at the Faculty of Veterinary Science, Chulalongkorn University in Bangkok, Thailand, March 6, 2017.

Chulalongkorn University’s veterinary center performed another operation on Ormsin, the sea turtle found earlier this month with 915 coins in her tummy.

The turtle was found in an unused pool in Chonburi. She had swallowed the coins, which were thrown into her pool for luck, over a long period of time.

Ormsin, which means “piggy bank” in Thai, was suffering from intestinal volvulus and strangulation after her previous operation. Chief surgeon Dr. Nantarisak Chansue wrote in a Facebook post that she  believed the complications arose from the sea turtle’s body adjusting to the empty space in her digestive system after the bulky coins were removed, reported The Nation.

The turtle remained in intensive care yesterday. The doctor said that she was very concerned about the 25-year-old turtle’s health.

Omsin, a 25 year old femal green sea turtle, rests after a surgical operation to remove coins from her stomach at the Faculty of Veterinary Science, Chulalongkorn University in Bangkok, Thailand March 6, 2017. REUTERS/Athit Perawongmetha
Officers count coins that were removed from the stomach of Omsin, a 25 year old femal green sea turtle, after a surgical operation at the Faculty of Veterinary Science, Chulalongkorn University in Bangkok, Thailand March 6, 2017. REUTERS/Athit Perawongmetha
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