Species: Green sea turtle (Chelonia mydas)
Arrival Date: March 28, 2020
Stranding Location: Jupiter, FL
Initial Weight: 39.64 lbs.
Current Weight: 40.7 lbs.
Issue: Buoyancy Disorder
Juggernaut is a juvenile green sea turtle patient that was found floating in Fort Pierce. The turtle has a caudal carapace deformity from an unknown origin. Radiographs also revealed a large amount of gas and feces in the turtle’s intestines. Juggernaut will receive fluids and antibiotics, and will be closely monitored by hospital staff as the buoyancy disorder is 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.
07/30/2020 -Juggernaut's white cell count has increased and a new treatment plan has been initiated to address his emerging skin condition.
07/23/2020 -Juggernaut's white cell count remains normal and he is also being treated for a diffuse skin condition.
07/16/2020 -Juggernaut's white cell count has remained normal.
07/09/2020 -Juggernaut’s white cell count has normalized under the new treatment regimen.
07/02/2020 -Juggernaut’s white cell count has normalized under the new treatment regimen.
06/25/2020 -Juggernaut's white cell count has increased so a new treatment protocol has been initiated.
06/19/2020 -Juggernaut's white cell count is decreasing in the new treatment protocol.
06/11/2020 -Juggernaut's white cell count has increased again, so the treatment regimen has changed.
06/05/2020 -Juggernaut's white cell count has normalized on its new medication.
05/28/2020 -Juggernaut's white cell count has decreased on his new treatment regimen.
05/22/2020 -Juggernaut's white cell count went up as soon as antibiotics were stopped, so it has been put back on medication.
05/15/2020 -Juggernaut's white cell count is now normal and he has been taken off of all systemic medications.
05/08/2020 -Cell count remaining normal, turtle is resting flat on the bottom.
05/01/2020 -Cell count remaining normal.
04/28/2020 -The turtle is now eating!
04/17/2020 -Still refusing to eat
04/09/2020 - Juggernaut is refusing to eat, as some green will often do. His progress is being monitored closely.
03/19/2020 - New Patient