Jimmy D

Jimmy D

Species: Green sea turtle
(Chelonia mydas)

Arrival Date
: October 19, 2017
Stranding Location: St. Lucie, FL

Initial Weight
: 15.8 lbs.
Current Weight: 17.2lbs.

Issue: Shark bite
Current Condition: Improving

ADMISSION NOTE:

Jimmy D is a juvenile green sea turtle that was found in the St. Lucie Power Plant Intake Canal. The turtle has suffered shark bite injuries to the carapace, plastron, and shoulder region, as well as removed a majority of the left front flipper. Jimmy D’s wounds are being treated topically with beta-dine and a mixture of honey and silver-infused ointment and the turtle is receiving systemic antibiotics as well.

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:

04/11/2018 – Sea_turtle_icon(green)  Jimmy D was released home on 4/11/2018!

04/06/2018 – Sea_turtle_icon(green) 

03/29/2018 – Sea_turtle_icon(green) Jimmy D’s white cell count is finally within normal limits and all antibiotics have been discontinued.

03/22/2018 – Sea_turtle_icon(green)

03/14/2018 – Sea_turtle_icon(green) The new treatment regimen has helped bring the white cell count down. We will continue to monitor the turtle.

03/09/2018 – Sea_turtle_icon(green)

03/01/2018 – Sea_turtle_icon(green) Jimmy D’s white cell count continues to be slightly elevated. The turtle’s treatment plan was recently changed to a new antibiotic.

02/23/2018 – Sea_turtle_icon(green) Jimmy D was started on a new antibiotic to treat an increasing white cell count which seems to be working well.

02/14/2018 – Sea_turtle_icon(green)

02/07/2018 – Sea_turtle_icon(green)

01/31/2018 – Sea_turtle_icon(green) Jimmy D’s white cell count was increasing. The turtle was placed

01/25/2018 – Sea_turtle_icon(green)

01/17/2018 – Sea_turtle_icon(green)

01/10/2018 – Sea_turtle_icon(green)

01/03/2018 – Sea_turtle_icon(green)

12/27/2017 – Sea_turtle_icon(green) Jimmy D has been taken off all medication and is doing well at this point.

12/20/2017 – Sea_turtle_icon(green) Jimmy D was taken off all antibiotics.

12/13/2017 – Sea_turtle_icon(green) Jimmy D has been taken off all but one medication and seems to be improving.

12/07/2017 – Sea_turtle_icon(green)

11/29/2017 – Sea_turtle_icon(green) Bloodwork is improving. The turtle’s appetite is good.

11/22/2017 – Sea_turtle_icon(green)

11/15/2017 – Sea_turtle_icon(green)

11/08/2017 – Sea_turtle_icon(green) Jimmy D was moved to a deeper tank today and seems to be doing well.

11/01/2017 – Sea_turtle_icon(yellow) Turtle is responding well to treatment and the appetite is good.

10/19/2017 – Sea_turtle_icon(yellow) Jimmy D is a juvenile green sea turtle that was found in the St. Lucie Power Plant Intake Canal. The turtle has suffered shark bite injuries to the carapace, plastron, and shoulder region, as well as removed a majority of the left front flipper. Jimmy D’s wounds are being treated topically with beta-dine and a mixture of honey and silver-infused ointment and the turtle is receiving systemic antibiotics as well.