Species: Green turtle (Chelonia mydas)
Arrival Date: September 7, 2023
Stranding Location: Boca Raton, FL (Transfer)
Admission Weight: 9.8 kg., 21.56 lbs.
Current Weight: 9.8 kg., 21.56 lbs.
Initial Condition: Floating, FP
Joshua Tree is a juvenile green from Boca Raton found floating and has a laceration on the plastron. Previous patient at Gumbo Limbo Nature Center. Treated for FP and a boat strike before release. Radiographs indicate GI gas present. Current treatment is antibiotics, enemas, GI motility medications, and wound care.
Patient requires continued treatment but is progressing well.
Minor adjustments have been made to the patient's treatment.
Patient is off all medications.
9/8/2023 - Joshua Tree was Found unresponsive in the tank on Friday. Necropsy results were intestine perforation and kidney hemorrhage.
9/8/2023 - New patient