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.
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