Little T

Little T



Species: Caretta caretta (Loggerhead Sea Turtle)

Arrival Date
: March 23, 2021
Stranding Location: Fort Pierce, FL

Initial Weight
: 180.14 lbs.
Current Weight: 195 lbs.

Issue: Chronic Debilitation

Little T is an adult male loggerhead sea turtle patient that was found floating offshore of Fort Pierce. The turtle is underweight and in poor health overall due to chronic debilitation. Little T will be closely monitored by hospital staff with routine bloodwork as he receives treatment.


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

The turtle requires continued treatment but is progressing well.
Sea_turtle_icon(yellow)Minor adjustments have been made to the turtle's treatment.
Sea_turtle_icon(red)The turtle is off all medications.


09/13/2021 - Sea_turtle_icon(green)Sea_turtle_icon(yellow)

09/06/2021 - Sea_turtle_icon(green)Sea_turtle_icon(red)Little T continues to make excellent progress. He is behaving normally and is gaining weight but requires therapy in improve his appetite and to treat his anemia. Little T’s prognosis is excellent.

08/30/2021 - Sea_turtle_icon(green)Sea_turtle_icon(red)

08/23/2021 - Sea_turtle_icon(green)Sea_turtle_icon(red)

08/16/2021 - Sea_turtle_icon(green)Sea_turtle_icon(red)

08/09/2021 -Sea_turtle_icon(green)Sea_turtle_icon(red)Little T continues to make excellent progress. He is behaving normally and is slowly gaining weight but require therapy in improve his appetite. Little T’s prognosis is excellent.

08/02/2021 -Sea_turtle_icon(green)Sea_turtle_icon(red)

07/26/2021 -Sea_turtle_icon(green)Sea_turtle_icon(red)

07/19/2021 - Sea_turtle_icon(yellow)Sea_turtle_icon(yellow)

07/09/2021 - Sea_turtle_icon(yellow)Sea_turtle_icon(yellow)

07/02/2021 - Sea_turtle_icon(yellow)Little T has made excellent progress compared to last month. His total parenteral nutrition has been discontinued and his pneumonia is nearly resolved. Little T continues to gain weight, is active and his progress is excellent.

06/25/2021 - Sea_turtle_icon(yellow)Sea_turtle_icon(yellow)

06/18/2021 - Sea_turtle_icon(yellow)

06/11/2021 - Sea_turtle_icon(yellow)

06/04/2021 - Sea_turtle_icon(yellow) Little T's progress deteriorated slightly this past month, and his therapeutic plan has been modified to reflect this. He is currently being treated with daily TPN and nebulizations in addition to other therapy. Little T’s prognosis is guarded.

05/28/2021 - Sea_turtle_icon(yellow)

05/21/2021 - Sea_turtle_icon(yellow)Sea_turtle_icon(red)

05/14/2021 - Sea_turtle_icon(yellow)Sea_turtle_icon(red)

05/07/2021 - Sea_turtle_icon(yellow)Little T is making steady progress. His appetite has returned and he is gaining weight. Little T has become more active, is able to rest comfortably on the bottom, and continues to be treated for a condition in his left eye in addition to chronic debilitation. Little T’s prognosis is good.

04/30/2021 - Sea_turtle_icon(yellow)

04/23/2021 - Sea_turtle_icon(yellow)

04/16/2021 - Sea_turtle_icon(yellow)

04/09/2021 - Sea_turtle_icon(yellow)

04/02/2021 - Sea_turtle_icon(yellow)Little T is an adult male loggerhead sea turtle patient that was found floating offshore of Fort Pierce. The turtle is underweight and in poor health overall due to chronic debilitation. Little T will be closely monitored by hospital staff with routine bloodwork as he receives treatment.

03/25/2021 - Sea_turtle_icon(yellow)New Patient