Species: Green sea turtle (Chelonia mydas)
Arrival Date: April 12, 2020
Stranding Location: Jupiter, FL
Initial Weight: 6.47 lbs.
Current Weight: 6.47 lbs.
Issue: Chronic Debilitation
Lola is a juvenile green sea turtle patient that was found in a canal in Jupiter with a heavy epibiota load on its carapace . The turtle arrived lethargic and in poor health overall due to chronic debilitation. Lola will receive antibiotics and be monitored closely by hospital staff as it is being 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.
05/15/2020 -Lola's white cell count is now normal and the turtle is responding well to treatment.
05/08/2020 -Lola's white cell count has gone up, so a new antibiotic was added.
05/01/2020 - New Patient