Species: Green sea turtle (Chelonia mydas)
Arrival Date: January 13, 2020
Stranding Location: Hobe Sound, FL
Initial Weight: 10.69 lbs.
Current Weight: 9.15 lbs.
Issue: Shark Bite Wounds
JJ is a juvenile green sea turtle patient that was found washed ashore in Hobe Sound. The turtle has fresh shark bite wounds all over its body. The wounds will be treated topically with antibacterials and therapeutic laser. JJ will receive antibiotics and be monitored closely as its injuries are treated.
This turtle is progressing well and responding to therapy as desired.
There is a minor issue that we are working to resolve.
More details to follow.
06/25/2020 -JJ's white cell count has increased moderately and his condition is being monitored closely.
06/19/2020 -JJ's white cell count has increased slightly but he is otherwise progressing well.
06/11/2020 -JJ's white cell count is now normal.
06/05/2020 -JJ's white cell count has increased so a new medication was added to his treatment plan.
05/28/2020 -JJ's white cell count decreased on his new treatment regimen.
05/22/2020 -JJ's white cell count went up somewhat, so a new treatment was started.
05/15/2020 -JJ's white cell count is continuing to come down and the turtle is responding well to treatment.
05/08/2020 -Cell count continuing to come down.
05/01/2020 -JJs white cell count is remaining normal.
04/28/2020 -JJ's white cell count has gone back up so the treatment regimen has been changed.
04/17/2020 -JJ's white cell count is now within normal limits.
04/09/2020 -JJ's white cell count is coming down with the new treatment.
03/26/2020 -JJ's white cell count is decreasing with the modified treatment regimen.
03/19/2020 -JJ's treatment regimen has been modified again.
03/12/2020 -JJ's white cell count began to increase so the treatment regimen was changed.
03/05/2020 - JJ's white cell count continues to slowly decrease.
02/27/2020 - JJ’s white cell count is continuing to decrease.
02/20/2020 - JJ’s white cell count is now coming back down.
02/13/2020 - JJ's white cell count went up this week, so a new treatment regimen has been started.
02/06/2020 - JJ's white cell count has leveled off and the turtle is eating well and gaining weight.
01/30/2020 - A new antibiotic was added to JJ's treatment regimen.
01/23/2020 -JJ has not begun to eat, but is beginning to move around the tank more each day.
01/13/2020 - New Patient