Species: Loggerhead Sea Turtle (Caretta caretta)
Arrival Date: April 12, 2020
Stranding Location: Hobe Sound, FL
Initial Weight: 53.68 lbs.
Current Weight: 53.68 lbs.
Issue: Unintentional Boat Strike
Bunny is a juvenile loggerhead sea turtle patient that was found unintentionally hit by a boat near the Hobe Sound National Wildlife Refuge. The turtle has propeller strike injuries to its head and cranial carapace. The wounds will be treated topically with honey and therapeutic laser. Bunny will receive antibiotics and be closely monitored by hospital staff as the boat strike injuries are treated.
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.
05/15/2020 -Bunny's white cell count is now normal and the turtle is progressing well.
05/08/2020 -Bunny's white cell count has gone down.
05/01/2020 -Bunny's white cell count has gone up only slightly. Will monitor for another week.
04/24/2020 -Bunny's white cell count is going up so additional antibiotics have been added.
04/17/2020 - New Patient