Species: Green sea turtle (Chelonia mydas)
Arrival Date: February 26, 2020
Stranding Location: Juno Beach, FL
Initial Weight: 5.94 lbs.
Current Weight: 6.42 lbs.
Issue: Systemic Infection
Mark is a juvenile green sea turtle patient that was found washed ashore in Juno Beach. Bloodwork taken upon arrival revealed evidence of a systemic infection and the turtle has superficial trauma to its carapace, plastron, and right front flipper. Mark’s wounds will be treated topically with betadine and the turtle will receive antibiotics as it is closely monitored by hospital staff.
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.
04/03/2020 -Mark's white cell count is remaining normal and will likely be taken off medication in the next week.
03/26/2020 -Mark's white cell count is now down to normal.
03/19/2020 -Mark's white cell count is decreasing with the new treatment regimen.
03/12/2020 - Mark's white cell count began to increase so the treatment regimen was changed.
03/02/2020 - New Patient