Patient Kelly


Species: Green turtle (Chelonia mydas)
(CM 23-167)

Arrival Date: July 26, 2023
Stranding Location: Jupiter, FL

Admission Weight: 2.5 kg., 5.5 lbs.
Current Weight: 3.12 kg., 6.8 lbs.

Initial Condition: Fibropapillomatosis

Kelly is a juvenile green from Jupiter with FP. Will have a CT scan on Friday to check for internal tumors. Current treatment is antibiotics and pain medications.


Sea_turtle_icon(green) Good Condition
Sea_turtle_icon(yellow)Fair Condition
Sea_turtle_icon(red)Poor Condition

Patient requires continued treatment but is progressing well.

Minor adjustments have been made to the patient's treatment.

Patient is off all medications.


9/22/2023 - Sea_turtle_icon(green)Had her third surgery to remove more body tumors on September 14, 2023. Currently on antibiotics and 5FU (chemotherapy) eye drops.

9/15/2023 - Sea_turtle_icon(green)Scheduling next tumor surgery this week. Currently on antibiotics and 5FU(chemotherapy) eye drops.

9/8/2023 - Sea_turtle_icon(green)Had a second surgery with local anesthesia to remove small tumors from the bone. Currently on antibiotics and 5FU eye drops.

9/1/2023 - Sea_turtle_icon(green)

8/25/2023 - Sea_turtle_icon(green)Kelly had first tumor removal surgery. The large body tumor and eye tumors were removed.

8/18/2023 - Sea_turtle_icon(green)Bloodwork needs to improve before surgery can be performed.

8/11/2023 - Sea_turtle_icon(green)Her last PCV (red blood cell count) was a bit lower than we’d like, so planning to schedule FP tumor removal surgery once her PCV is back up!

8/4/2023 - Sea_turtle_icon(green)CT scan showed no internal tumors. Fecal sample was positive for parasite(caryospora). Current treatment is antibiotics, pain medications and antiparasitics. Plan to schedule FP tumor removal surgery.

7/28/2023 - Sea_turtle_icon(green)New patient