Galapagos

Galapagos

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Species: Green sea turtle (Chelonia mydas)

Arrival Date
: June 24, 2019
Stranding Location: Jupiter, FL

Initial Weight
: 223.74 lbs.
Current Weight: 203 lbs.

Issue: Unintentional Boat Strike / Buoyancy Disorder

Galapagos is an adult male green sea turtle patient that was found floating and unable to dive offshore of Jupiter. The turtle has an old unintentional boat strike injury to the back of his carapace, and fresh boat strike injuries on his right marginal carapace. The wounds will be treated topically with betadine, honey, and therapeutic laser. Galapagos will receive antibiotics and be monitored closely as the buoyancy disorder and boat strike injuries are treated.

 

PROGRESS KEY:

Sea_turtle_icon(green) Good Condition
Sea_turtle_icon(yellow)Fair Condition
Sea_turtle_icon(red)Poor Condition

The turtle requires continued treatment but is progressing well.
Sea_turtle_icon(yellow)Minor adjustments have been made to the turtle's treatment.
Sea_turtle_icon(red)The turtle is off all medications.

PROGRESS NOTES:

09/20/2021 - Sea_turtle_icon(yellow)Sea_turtle_icon(yellow)

09/13/2021 -Sea_turtle_icon(yellow)

09/06/2021 -Sea_turtle_icon(yellow)Galapagos continues to make good progress. His external weight therapy has resumed, albeit with lighter weight. He is continuing on a second round of bacteriophage therapy. Galapagos’ prognosis remains good.

08/30/2021 -Sea_turtle_icon(yellow)

08/23/2021 -Sea_turtle_icon(yellow)

08/16/2021 -Sea_turtle_icon(yellow)

08/09/2021 -Sea_turtle_icon(yellow)Galapagos continues to make good progress. His external weight therapy has been discontinued and he is responding nicely. We are refining the rest of his therapy and are very hopeful with his continued progress. Galapagos’ prognosis remains good.

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07/26/2021 -Sea_turtle_icon(yellow)

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07/09/2021 -Sea_turtle_icon(yellow)

07/02/2021 -Sea_turtle_icon(yellow)Galapagos continues to make acceptable progress. He has completed the first portion of a novel therapy to treat an infection in his blood and results of that treatment are very promising. Galapagos’ prognosis remains guarded.

06/25/2021 -Sea_turtle_icon(yellow)

06/18/2021 -Sea_turtle_icon(yellow)

06/11/2021 - Sea_turtle_icon(yellow)Sea_turtle_icon(yellow)

06/04/2021 - Sea_turtle_icon(yellow)Sea_turtle_icon(red)Galapagos continues to make good progress in his overall clinical course. He continues to be very active, eats well, enjoys organic leafy greens and is adding strength. Galapagos' prognosis remains guarded.

05/28/2021 - Sea_turtle_icon(yellow)Sea_turtle_icon(red)

05/21/2021 - Sea_turtle_icon(yellow)Sea_turtle_icon(red)

05/14/2021 - Sea_turtle_icon(yellow)Sea_turtle_icon(yellow)

05/07/2021 - Sea_turtle_icon(yellow)Sea_turtle_icon(yellow)Galapagos continues to make good progress in his overall clinical course. He continues to be very active, eats well and is gaining weight. His external carapacial weight was reduced and he is responding well to this change. Galapagos’ prognosis remains guarded.

04/30/2021 - Sea_turtle_icon(yellow)Sea_turtle_icon(yellow)

04/23/2021 - Sea_turtle_icon(yellow)Sea_turtle_icon(yellow)

04/16/2021 - Sea_turtle_icon(yellow)Sea_turtle_icon(yellow)

04/09/2021 -Sea_turtle_icon(yellow)Sea_turtle_icon(yellow)

04/02/2021 -Sea_turtle_icon(yellow)Galapagos continues to make good progress in his overall clinical course and specifically in his response to therapy for his bone disease. He continues to be very active in his tank, is gaining good weight, and enjoys grazing on his daily greens. Galapagos’ prognosis remains guarded.

03/25/2021 -Sea_turtle_icon(yellow)

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03/11/2021 -Sea_turtle_icon(yellow)

03/04/2021 -Sea_turtle_icon(yellow)Galapagos continues to make good progress in his overall clinical course and specifically in his response to therapy for his bone disease. He underwent mild debridement of wounds on his tail this week. Galapagos’ prognosis remains guarded.

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02/05/2021 -Sea_turtle_icon(red)Galapagos continues to exhibit changes in his bloodwork that suggest he is still fighting a systemic infection, and his treatment has been refined to reflect this. He continues to eat well, and gain weight. We have determined that he has mild bone disease in his right front flipper and his treatment has been modified to reflect this finding. His prognosis remains guarded.

01/28/2021 -Sea_turtle_icon(red)

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01/14/2021 -Sea_turtle_icon(red)

01/01/2021 -Sea_turtle_icon(red)Galapagos continues to exhibit changes in his bloodwork that suggest he is still fighting a systemic infection, and his treatment has been refined to reflect this. He continues to eat well, is gaining weight and his behavior is near normal. His external weight has been adjusted down and he behaving normally with his new weight. Galapagos is having further diagnostics this month in order to determine if a new therapy is indicated. His prognosis remains guarded.

12/31/2020 -Sea_turtle_icon(red)

12/24/2020 -Sea_turtle_icon(red)

12/17/2020 -Sea_turtle_icon(red)

12/10/2020 -Sea_turtle_icon(red)

12/01/2020 -Sea_turtle_icon(red)Galapagos continues to exhibit changes in his bloodwork that suggest he is still fighting a systemic infection, and his treatment has been refined to reflect this. He continues to eat well, is gaining weight and his behavior is near normal. His external weight has been adjusted to reflect a more appropriate size, and he continues to be able to surface well and rest on the bottom. His prognosis remains guarded.

11/26/2020 -Sea_turtle_icon(red)

11/19/2020 -Sea_turtle_icon(red)

11/12/2020 -Sea_turtle_icon(red)

11/05/2020 -Sea_turtle_icon(red) 

11/01/2020 -Sea_turtle_icon(red)Galapagos continues to exhibit changes in his bloodwork that suggest he is still fighting a systemic infection, and his treatment has been refined to reflect this. He continues to eat well and his behavior is near normal. Galapagos has been fitted with a heavier external weight to improve his ability to swim and rest comfortably. His prognosis remains guarded.

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10/08/2020 -Sea_turtle_icon(red)

10/01/2020 -Sea_turtle_icon(red)- Galapagos continues to exhibit change in his bloodwork that suggest he is still fighting a systemic infection. Over the past month, two new treatment protocols were attempted, with mixed results. He continues to eat well and his behavior is near normal. Galapagos is being fitted with a heavier external weight to improve his ability to swim and rest comfortably. His prognosis remains guarded.

09/24/2020 -Sea_turtle_icon(red)

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09/04/2020 -Sea_turtle_icon(red)Galapagos’ white blood cell count has increased again this past week and it has been slowly increasing over the course of the month. This week, he was placed on a relatively new, twice daily antibiotic regiment. He continues to eat well, is gaining weight, and is quite active in and out of the tank.  

08/27/2020 -Sea_turtle_icon(red)-

08/20/2020 -Sea_turtle_icon(red)-

08/13/2020 -Sea_turtle_icon(red)Galapagos' white cell count has decreased slightly and he has begun to finally gain weight. His appetite and behavior continue to improve.

08/06/2020 -Sea_turtle_icon(red)Galapagos' white cell count has increased modestly and a new treatment has been started. He continues to eat well and his behavior and activity level is improved.

07/30/2020 -Sea_turtle_icon(red)Galapagos' white cell count continues to decrease and his appetite and behavior are both improved on his new treatment plan.

07/23/2020 -Sea_turtle_icon(red)Galapagos' white cell count remains elevated but stable on the new treatment regimen. He continues to eat well and is more alert.

07/16/2020 -Sea_turtle_icon(red)Galapagos' white cell count has decreased on the new treatment regimen. He continues to eat well.

07/09/2020 -Sea_turtle_icon(red)Galapagos’ white cell count has increased and the turtle is being monitored closely with a new treatment protocol. He continues to take food well and is increasingly responsive.

07/02/2020 -Sea_turtle_icon(red)Galapagos’ white cell count has increased again so a new treatment regimen has been added. He continues to take food reasonably well and is responsive.

06/25/2020 -Sea_turtle_icon(red)Galapagos' white cell count has increased mildly but he remains off all medications at the moment. We continue to watch his progress closely. He continues to take food well and is more responsive.

06/19/2020 -Sea_turtle_icon(red)Galapagos' white cell count remains elevated but stable and his medications have been discontinued. We continue to watch his progress closely. The turtle has begun to eat again.

06/11/2020 -Sea_turtle_icon(red)Galapagos' white cell count has continued decreasing, but he is having side effects from the antibiotics, so they had to be discontinued.

06/05/2020 -Sea_turtle_icon(red)Galapagos' white cell count has decreased on his new medication and TPN has been added to his treatment plan.

05/28/2020 -Sea_turtle_icon(red)Galapagos' white cell count remains elevated. Treatment with a new medication protocol has been initiated.

05/22/2020 -Sea_turtle_icon(red)Galapagos' white cell count is increasing despite the treatment. A new drug has been ordered and it will be started as soon as it arrives.

05/15/2020 -Sea_turtle_icon(red)