Cayden

Cayden

Species: Green Sea Turtle
(Chelonia mydas)

Arrival Date
: December 17, 2015
Stranding Location: St. Lucie, FL

Initial Weight
: 4.85 lbs.
Current Weight: 6.4 lbs.

Issue: Fishing line entanglement
Current Condition: Released.

ADMISSION NOTE:

Cayden is a juvenile green sea turtle that was found in the St. Lucie Power Plant Intake Canal. The turtle had fishing line entangled around its neck and front flippers, causing the turtle to have trouble breathing. Cayden is now eating well and continues to receive antibiotics. We are also treating the neck wound with a betadine solution.

PROGRESS NOTES:

8/07/2016 – Cayden was released at Coral Cove Beach.

7/07/2016 – All antibiotics have been discontinued. Cayden will be evaluated in the near future for possible release.

6/08/2016 –  Cayden’s blood values have been within normal limits. Antibiotics will likely be discontinued in the near future.

5/19/2016 –  Cayden’s white cell count has been unsteady. This turtle has been put back on antibiotics to stabilize the blood value.

4/28/2016 – Cayden’s anemia has almost completely resolved. The white cell count is almost within normal limits.

4/2/2016 – Cayden’s white count is now normal and the turtle has been taken off all medications. The turtle was tagged in preparation for eventual release.

2/24/2016  Cayden’s bloodwork this week indicated a rising white cell count and so the treatment regimen was changed.

2/1/2016 – Cayden’s neck wound is healing well as we continue to treat with betadine. The breathing has also improved and is now normal.  The white count is slowly increasing and a change in antibiotic treatment will take place shortly.

1/8/2016  Cayden is a juvenile green sea turtle that was found in the St. Lucie Power Plant Intake Canal. The turtle had fishing line entangled around its neck and front flippers, causing the turtle to have trouble breathing. Cayden is now eating well and continues to receive antibiotics. We are also treating the neck wound with a betadine solution.

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