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Flynn

Species: Green sea turtle (Chelonia mydas)

Arrival Date
: February 4, 2019
Stranding Location: Fort Pierce, FL

Initial Weight
: 54.1 lbs.
Current Weight: 47.2 lbs.

Issue: Buoyancy
Current Condition: Improving

Flynn is a juvenile green sea turtle patient that was found floating offshore near the Fort Pierce Inlet. The turtle has an old healed wound on the carapace from a boat strike. Flynn will receive antibiotics and be monitored closely as the buoyancy disorder is treated.

 

PROGRESS KEY:

Sea_turtle_icon(green) This turtle is progressing well and responding to therapy as desired.

Sea_turtle_icon(yellow)There is a minor issue that we are working to resolve.

Sea_turtle_icon(red)More details to follow.

PROGRESS NOTES:

03/20/2019Sea_turtle_icon(green) Flynn's white cell count continued increasing, so the treatment regimen was changed. The carapace weights were reduced by about 20% this week and the turtle continues to rest flat on the bottom.

03/13/2019 -Sea_turtle_icon(green) Flynn's white cell count appears to be going up. It will be re-evaluated this week.

03/06/2019 -Sea_turtle_icon(green) Flynn's white cell count is now normal.

02/27/2019 -Sea_turtle_icon(green) Flynn's white cell count is now coming down.

02/21/2019 - Sea_turtle_icon(green)Flynn's white cell count is going up, so the treatment regimen has been amended.

02/13/2019 - Sea_turtle_icon(green)Flynn has a lead weight placed on its carapace and i able to rest on the bottom comfortably.

02/06/2019 -  New patient