Species: Green sea turtle (Chelonia mydas)
Arrival Date: April 14, 2023
Stranding Location: Port St. Lucie, FL
Admission Weight: 36 lbs.
Current Weight: 34.5 lbs.
Initial Condition: Flipper wound
Dilly is a juvenile green sea turtle that was rescued by biologists at Inwater Research Group in St. Lucie County with a flipper wound. Dr. Barron performed surgery to repair the flipper wound. The flipper was able to be saved. Receiving antibiotics. Will need another surgical debridement.
Patient requires continued treatment but is progressing well.
Minor adjustments have been made to the patient's treatment.
Patient is off all medications.
5/12/2023 - Cleared for release by Dr. Barron. Pending FWC approval.
4/21/2023 - Dr. Barron performed surgery on Monday to repair the flipper wound. The flipper was able to be saved. Currently has a honey bandage on the flipper and is receiving antibiotics. In shallow water to limit movement while the flipper heals.
4/14/2023 - New patient.