Gavin

Gavin

Species: Loggerhead Sea Turtle
(Caretta caretta)

Arrival Date
: February 2, 2018
Stranding Location: DuBoise Park, Jupiter, FL

Initial Weight
: 150.48 lbs.
Current Weight: 168.52 lbs.

Issue: Externally Hooked, Chronic Debilitation
Current Condition: Improving

 

ADMISSION NOTE:

Gavin is a large sub-adult loggerhead that was found in the Intracoastal Waterway at DuBois Park with a hook embedded in its skin near the right front flipper. The initial bloodwork showed anemia and overall poor health due to starvation. Hospital staff administered fluids, antibiotics, iron, and vitamins. Gavin was also started on once daily parenteral nutrition supplementation. The turtle was put into freshwater to remove epibiota and leeches that covered the turtle’s body. We will continue to monitor bloodwork closely as we treat Gavin.

PROGRESS KEY:

Sea_turtle_icon(green) This turtle is progressing well and responding to therapy as desired.

Sea_turtle_icon(yellow)There is a minor issue that we are working to resolve.

Sea_turtle_icon(red)More details to follow.

PROGRESS NOTES:

04/20/2018 – Sea_turtle_icon(green)

04/11/2018 – Sea_turtle_icon(green) Gavin is showing a good bone marrow response.

04/06/2018 – Sea_turtle_icon(green) Gavin has been moved into Big Blue Tank.

03/29/2018 – Sea_turtle_icon(green) Gavin’s bone marrow is now responding well to treatment.

03/22/2018 – Sea_turtle_icon(green)

03/14/2018 – Sea_turtle_icon(green) The bone marrow is beginning to function and start producing more immature red blood cells.

03/09/2018 – Sea_turtle_icon(green)

03/01/2018 – Sea_turtle_icon(green) The parenteral nutrition has been discontinued now. The turtle is doing well and gaining weight.

02/23/2018 – Sea_turtle_icon(yellow) Gavin’s parenteral nutrition will be discontinued in the next few days. The turtle is improving.

02/14/2018 – Sea_turtle_icon(yellow) Gavin continues on parenteral nutrition and seems to be progressing appropriately.

02/07/2018 – New patient