Species: Green sea turtle (Chelonia mydas)
Arrival Date: February 1, 2019
Stranding Location: Hobe Sound, FL
Initial Weight: 34.1 lbs.
Current Weight: 34.1 lbs.
Issue: Intestinal Buoyancy
Current Condition: New patient
Coley is a juvenile green sea turtle patient that was found washed ashore on Jupiter Island in Hobe Sound. Radiographs taken upon arrival show that the patient is constipated and has a lot of gas inside its gastrointestinal tract. The buildup of gas is most likely due to an intestinal infection. The turtle also has a lesion on its right rear flipper that will be treated topically. Coley will receive antibiotics and be monitored closely as we treat its buoyancy disorder.
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.
03/20/2019 - Coley is doing well on the new treatment.
03/13/2019 - Coley's white blood cell count went back up, so treatment regimen has been changed.
03/06/2019 - Coley's white blood cell count is approaching normal.
02/27/2019 - Coley's white blood cell count is coming down.
02/21/2019 - Coley is responding to treatment and eating well.
02/09/2019 - Coley is no longer bouyant and is able to rest on the bottom.
02/06/2019 - New patient