Wim

Wim

Species: Green sea turtle
(Chelonia mydas)

Arrival Date
: April 29, 2018
Stranding Location: Virginia Forest Beach, FL

Initial Weight
:  6.38 Ibs.
Current Weight: 6.69 Ibs.

Issue: Anemia and Lethargy
Current Condition: Released

ADMISSION NOTE:

Wim is a juvenile green sea turtle patient that was found struggling to swim in the surf by beach-goers. Initial bloodwork shows anemia and a systemic infection. Oral and injectable antibiotics have been prescribed to treat the infection. Weekly bloodwork will monitor both the infection and the anemia.

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:

06/27/2018 – Sea_turtle_icon(green) Wim was released in Martin County on 6/26.

06/20/2018 – Sea_turtle_icon(green) Wim was tagged this week in preparation for eventual release.

06/13/2018 – Sea_turtle_icon(green)

06/07/2018 – Sea_turtle_icon(green)

05/30/2018 – Sea_turtle_icon(green) Wim’s anemia is gradually improving.

05/24/2018 – Sea_turtle_icon(green) Wim’s bone marrow is now responding and the anemia is improving.

05/16/2018 – Sea_turtle_icon(green)

05/10/2018 – Sea_turtle_icon(yellow) Wim appears stable at this point.

05/02/18 – New patient