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.