Waffle

Waffle

Species: Loggerhead Sea Turtle
(Caretta caretta)

Arrival Date
: September 21, 2016
Stranding Location: Juno Beach, FL

Initial Weight
: 64.46 lbs.
Current Weight: 95.2 lbs.

Issue: Chronic Debilitated
Current Condition: Improving

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ADMISSION NOTE:

Waffle is a sub-adult loggerhead that was found in the water near the Juno Beach Pier. The initial bloodwork showed anemia, hypoglycemia, and overall poor health due to starvation. The radiographs did not show any fishing hooks. Waffle was given fluids, antibiotics, and iron injections as prescribed. The turtle was kept in fresh water for the two days to remove external parasites. Turtle is receiving parenteral nutrition.

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:

02/22/2017 – Sea_turtle_icon(yellow)The white cell count has increased. Antibiotics have been changed.

02/16/2017 – Sea_turtle_icon(green)The skin is showing dramatic improvement and is healing.

02/08/2017 – Sea_turtle_icon(yellow)Waffle’s topical treatment has been switch from using betadine to honey and SSD (silver sulfadiazine topical).

01/25/2017 – Sea_turtle_icon(yellow)Topical treatment has been decreased to every other day.

01/12/2017 Sea_turtle_icon(green)Waffle has had no new skin lesions. The turtle has completed treatment for coccidia and will be tested next week to determine how successful treatment was.

01/04/2017 Sea_turtle_icon(yellow)Continuing to improve. Now also undergoing treatment for coccidian.

12/29/2016 Sea_turtle_icon(yellow)

12/21/2016 Sea_turtle_icon(yellow)Receiving extensive treatment daily, but slowly improving

12/14/2016 Sea_turtle_icon(yellow)Continued improvement.

12/09/2016 Sea_turtle_icon(yellow)Waffle continues to have a few new skin lesions, but the older lesions are healing well.

11/30/2016 Sea_turtle_icon(yellow)Waffle’s skin issue is slowly resolving with treatment.

11/23/2016 Sea_turtle_icon(yellow)Waffle has developed a skin issue. The turtle was placed in freshwater for 24hrs and is now back in sea water. Samples have been taken and sent off for analysis.

11/17/2016 Sea_turtle_icon(green)

11/10/2016 Sea_turtle_icon(green)Waffle is gaining weight and progressing well.

11/02/2016 Sea_turtle_icon(green)

10/26/2016 Sea_turtle_icon(green)

10/20/2016 Sea_turtle_icon(green)Waffle’s parenteral nutrition has been discontinued, because the bone marrow is responding well.

10/14/2016 Sea_turtle_icon(green)Waffle is showing improvement and the bone marrow has begun to function. Appetite is good .

9/28/2016 Sea_turtle_icon(yellow) Waffle continues to receive parenteral nutrition. The turtle is eating and defecating appropriately. It is too early to expect significant improvement.

9/21/2016 – Waffle is a sub-adult loggerhead that was found in the water near the Juno Beach Pier. The initial bloodwork showed anemia, hypoglycemia, and overall poor health due to starvation. The radiographs did not show any fishing hooks. Waffle was given fluids, antibiotics, and iron injections as prescribed. The turtle was kept in fresh water for the two days to remove external parasites. Turtle is receiving parenteral nutrition.