Intrepid

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Species: Kemp's ridley (Lepidochelys kempii)

Arrival Date
: February 22, 2020
Stranding Location: Jensen Beach, FL

Initial Weight
: 42.99 lbs.
Current Weight: 49.5 lbs.

Issue: Monofilament Entangled

Intrepid is a subadult Kemp’s ridley sea turtle patient that was found at FPL’s St. Lucie site. The turtle had monofilament line entangled around its neck and right front flipper, causing constriction injuries. Radiographs also revealed evidence of pneumonia in the turtle’s lungs. The constriction wounds will be treated topically with betadine and therapeutic laser and the pneumonia will be treated with nebulization treatments. Intrepid will receive antibiotics and be monitored closely by hospital staff as it is being 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:

07/02/2020 -Sea_turtle_icon(green)Intrepid’s blood work remains normal and the turtle has been taken off all medications.

07/02/2020 -Sea_turtle_icon(green)Intrepid’s blood work remains normal and the turtle has been taken off all medications.

06/25/2020 -Sea_turtle_icon(green)Intrepid's white cell count continues to remain normal and the turtle is progressing as expected.

06/19/2020 -Sea_turtle_icon(green)Intrepid's white cell count is normal on the new treatment regimen.

06/11/2020 -Sea_turtle_icon(green)Intrepid's white cell count is now coming down again.

06/05/2020 -Sea_turtle_icon(yellow)Intrepid's white cell count has increased slightly and a new medication has been added. Intrepid will also start daily nebulizations with a new medication.

05/28/2020 -Sea_turtle_icon(yellow)Intrepid's white cell count is now normal with the new treatment. A CT study was performed at Jupiter Medical Center this week and the results are being evaluated.

05/22/2020 -Sea_turtle_icon(yellow)Intrepid's white cell count is coming down with the new treatment. Radiographs reveal lungs are still affected and advanced imaging is planned for next week.

05/15/2020 -Sea_turtle_icon(yellow)Intrepid's white cell count has increased so a new treatment was introduced this week.

05/08/2020 -Sea_turtle_icon(green)Intrepid's white cell count is remaining within normal limits and treatments are being decreased.

05/01/2020 -Sea_turtle_icon(green)Intrepid's white cell count is remaining within normal limits.

04/28/2020 -Sea_turtle_icon(green)Intrepid's white cell count is down to normal.

04/17/2020 -Sea_turtle_icon(green)Intrepid's white cell count is coming down to normal.

04/09/2020 -Sea_turtle_icon(green)Intrepid's white cell count is coming down with the new treatment.

03/26/2020 -Sea_turtle_icon(green)Intrepid's white cell count is almost down to normal.

03/19/2020 -Sea_turtle_icon(green)Intrepid's white cell count is continuing to decrease.

03/12/2020 - Sea_turtle_icon(green)Intrepid's white cell count is coming down with the new treatment.

03/05/2020 -Sea_turtle_icon(yellow)Intrepid's white cell count has gone up slightly, so another antibiotic has been added to the treatment regimen

02/27/2020 - Intrepid is a subadult Kemp’s ridley sea turtle patient that was found at FPL’s St. Lucie site. The turtle had monofilament line entangled around its neck and right front flipper, causing constriction injuries. Radiographs also revealed evidence of pneumonia in the turtle’s lungs. The constriction wounds will be treated topically with betadine and therapeutic laser and the pneumonia will be treated with nebulization treatments. Intrepid will receive antibiotics and be monitored closely by hospital staff as it is being treated.

02/22/2020 - New Patient