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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

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:

05/16/2019 -Sea_turtle_icon(green)Flynn was released offshore with the help of Jupiter Dive Center!

05/09/2019 -Sea_turtle_icon(green)Flynn is doing very well and resting under the ledge regularly. Release will be in the near future.

05/05/2019 -Sea_turtle_icon(green)Flynn is being moved to Big Blue to see how it does in deeper water without any weight on its carapace.

04/25/2019 -Sea_turtle_icon(green)Flynn had difficulty with the new weight, so we have increased it again and will reduce it more slowly in the future.

04/17/2019 -Sea_turtle_icon(green)Flynn is doing well since being taken off all medication and the carapace weight was reduced again, now to only 8 ounces.

04/11/2019 -Sea_turtle_icon(green)Flynn has been taken off all medication and the carapace weight was reduced again, now to only 9 ounces.

04/04/2019 -Sea_turtle_icon(green) Flynn's white cell count is down to normal and the carapace weight has been reduced again.

03/27/2019 -Sea_turtle_icon(green) Flynn's white cell count is finally coming back down.

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