Species: Green sea turtle (Chelonia mydas)
Arrival Date: September 5, 2020
Stranding Location: Jensen Beach, FL
Initial Weight: 17.51 lbs.
Current Weight: lbs.
Orzo is a juvenile green sea turtle patient that was found at FPL’s St. Lucie site. The turtle has trauma to its cranial carapace that will be treated topically with betadine, honey, and therapeutic laser. Orzo will receive antibiotics and be closely monitored by hospital staff as its injury is treated.
The turtle requires continued treatment but is progressing well.
Minor adjustments have been made to the turtle's treatment.
The turtle is off all medications.
11/19/2020 - - Orzo was released from Jensen Beach!
11/01/2020 -Orzo’s traumatic wound is healing nicely and the turtle continues to make excellent progress. Orzo does not require surgical debridements or systemic treatment any longer. Its prognosis remains excellent.
10/01/2020 -- Orzo’s traumatic wound is healing nicely and the turtle continues to make excellent progress. Orzo still receives regular debridements and its prognosis remains excellent.
09/05/2020 - New Patient