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Intrepid

Species: Kemp's ridley (Lepidochelys kempii)

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

Initial Weight
: 42.99 lbs.
Current Weight: 42.99 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:

04/03/2020 -Sea_turtle_icon(green)Intrepid's white cell count has started going up, so the treatment regimen was modified.

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