Species: Green sea turtle (Chelonia mydas)
Arrival Date: March 15, 2020
Stranding Location: Jensen Beach, FL
Initial Weight: 5.46 lbs.
Current Weight: 5.46 lbs.
Issue: Predator Wounds
Burton Jr. is a juvenile green sea turtle patient that was found stranded in Jensen Beach. The turtle has predator related injuries on its carapace, plastron, head, and flippers. Bloodwork taken upon arrival also revealed evidence of a systemic infection. Burton Jr.’s wounds will be treated topically with betadine and the turtle will receive antibiotics as it is closely monitored by hospital staff.
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 -Burton Jr.'s white cell count is now normal and the turtle is responding well to treatment.
05/08/2020 -Burton Jr's white cell count has decreased this week.
05/01/2020 -Burton Jr's white cell count is remaining elevated.
04/28/2020 -Burton Jr's white cell count is continuing to come down.
04/17/2020 -Burton Jr's white cell count is coming down with the new treatment regimen.
04/09/2020 -Burton Jr's white cell count has risen slightly, so a new antibiotic was added to the treatment regimen.
03/19/2020 - New Patient