Species: Green sea turtle
Arrival Date: January 26, 2018
Stranding Location: Ft. Pierce, FL
Initial Weight: 4.97 Ibs.
Current Weight: 4.97 Ibs.
Current Condition: New patient
Lettie is a juvenile green sea turtle that was found in Fort Pierce lethargic and emaciated, with algae covering its carapace and soft tissue. Bloodwork shows a high white cell count indicating a systemic infection. We will monitor Lettie closely and repeat bloodwork often as we treat with antibiotics.
This turtle is progressing well and responding to therapy as desired.
There is a minor issue that we are working to resolve.
More details to follow.
02/07/2018 – The white cell count is slowly decreasing. Treatment will be continued.
01/26/18 – New patient