When team saw Arnold was limping and falling over, they brought him in for a test and also found out that he had two open cracks on his foot. While they do not recognize without a doubt how this happened, they believe a Breaking turtle or other predator attacked him while he was swimming.
They knew if they intended to save his foot, they would need to execute surgery and a partial amputation. They put Arnold on discomfort medicines and antibiotics and also prepped him for surgical treatment, but they never ever expected what happened next.
Prior to his surgery, staff listened to a tapping at the clinic door. When they went to look at what it was, they were pleasantly surprised to find Arnold’s mate attempting to enter into the clinic. Unbeknownst to them, the mate somehow located Arnold and also was demanding to see him. She remained at the doorway throughout the entire surgery, never ever leaving Arnold’s sight!
Fortunately, Arnold’s surgery was a success and his foot will heal in time. When he got up from anesthesia, they brought Arnold to the door so he might see his mate, whom team named Amelia. They unlocked, and Amelia started grooming him. A soothing presence came over both of them when they were rejoined.
Arnold needed to stay under their treatment while his foot healed so they could remain to change his bandages and maintain a close eye on him. Amelia remained to visit the door daily, and team would bring Arnold near her so they might see each other. They even established a temporary pen so the two love birds could share a dish together!
Once Arnold was healthy enough, he was gone back to the wild. Amelia was right there waiting for him, and also they took off with each other for a swim in the pond.
” We are unsure what they will do next off, but we are so happy that they have the opportunity to do it together,” the center wrote on Facebook. “Arnold’s foot has actually recovered well and today we reached see him both fly and swim. We are confident that he will have no trouble keeping up with his partner Amelia.”