Species: Green sea turtle
Arrival Date: January 26, 2018
Stranding Location: Ft. Pierce, FL
Initial Weight: 4.96 Ibs.
Current Weight: 4.96 Ibs.
Issue: Chronic Debilitated
Current Condition: New patient
Lil’ Buddy is a juvenile green sea turtle that was found in Fort Pierce with a heavy epibiota load on his carapace and soft tissue. Bloodwork shows a high white cell count indicating a systemic infection. We will monitor Lil’ Buddy closely and repeat bloodwork often as we treat with antibiotics. There are wounds on its carapace that will be topically treated daily.
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 approaching normal limits. Lil’ buddy has a good appetite.
01/26/18 – New patient