Gumby

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Species: Green sea turtle (Chelonia mydas)

Arrival Date
: September 5, 2020
Stranding Location: Juno Beach, FL

Initial Weight
: 20.72 lbs.
Current Weight: lbs.

Issue: Unintentional Boat Strike, Buoyancy Issue

Gumby is a juvenile green sea turtle patient that was found floating in the Intracoastal Waterway in Juno Beach. The turtle has old trauma to its carapace from an unintentional boat strike. Radiographs also revealed a large amount of gas in the turtle’s intestines. Gumby will receive fluids and antibiotics, and will be closely monitored by hospital staff as the buoyancy disorder is 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:

11/19/2020 -Sea_turtle_icon(green) - Gumby was transferred to the Turtle Hospital in Marathon. 

11/12/2020 -Sea_turtle_icon(green)

11/05/2020 -Sea_turtle_icon(green)  

11/01/2020 -Sea_turtle_icon(green)Gumby continues to make good progress this past month. The turtle is able to swim, dive, surface and rest normally, and its appetite and behavior are both acceptable. Gumby’s treatment will continue and its progress monitored closely. The turtle’s prognosis remains good.

10/22/2020 -Sea_turtle_icon(green)  

10/15/2020 -Sea_turtle_icon(green)  

10/08/2020 -Sea_turtle_icon(green)

10/01/2020 -Sea_turtle_icon(yellow)- Gumby has made good progress this past month. The turtle is able to swim, dive, surface and rest normally, and its appetite and behavior are both acceptable. Gumby’s treatment will continue and its progress monitored closely. The turtle’s prognosis remains good.

09/24/2020 -Sea_turtle_icon(yellow)

09/17/2020 -Sea_turtle_icon(yellow)

09/10/2020 -Sea_turtle_icon(yellow)

09/05/2020 - New Patient