Patrick

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Species: Green sea turtle (Chelonia mydas)

Arrival Date
: March 15, 2019
Stranding Location: Jupiter, FL

Initial Weight
: 3.74 lbs.
Current Weight: 7.08 lbs.

Issue: Debilitated

Patrick is a juvenile green sea turtle patient that was found in the Intracoastal Waterway in Jupiter with a heavy epibiota load on its carapace and plastron. The turtle is underweight,lethargic, and in poor health overall due to being debilitated. Patrick also has wounds on its carapace, most likely from the heavy epibiota load, that will be treated topically and with therapeutic laser. We will monitor Patrick’s bloodwork closely as we treat with antibiotics.

 

PROGRESS KEY:

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.

PROGRESS NOTES:

11/26/2020 -Sea_turtle_icon(yellow)

11/19/2020 -Sea_turtle_icon(yellow)

11/12/2020 -Sea_turtle_icon(green)

11/05/2020 -Sea_turtle_icon(green)

11/01/2020 -Sea_turtle_icon(green)Patrick’s progress continues and its treatment has been modified a few times over the past month to reflect changes in its bloodwork. Patrick’s prognosis remains excellent.

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10/15/2020 -Sea_turtle_icon(green)

10/08/2020 -Sea_turtle_icon(green)

10/01/2020 -Sea_turtle_icon(green)- Patrick’s progress continues and its treatment has been modified a few times over the past month to reflect changes in its bloodwork. Patrick’s prognosis remains excellent.

09/24/2020 -Sea_turtle_icon(green)

09/17/2020 -Sea_turtle_icon(green)

09/10/2020 -Sea_turtle_icon(green)

09/04/2020 -Sea_turtle_icon(green)Patrick’s progress continues and the turtle’s bloodwork normalized again towards the end of the month.

08/27/2020 -Sea_turtle_icon(green)

08/20/2020 -Sea_turtle_icon(green)

08/13/2020 -Sea_turtle_icon(green)Patrick's cell count has normalized.

08/06/2020 -Sea_turtle_icon(green)Patrick's white cell count has increased slightly and the turtle is being monitored closely.

07/30/2020 -Sea_turtle_icon(green)Patrick's white cell count has decreased and the turtle is making good progress.

07/23/2020 -Sea_turtle_icon(green)Patrick's white cell count has increased slightly.

07/16/2020 -Sea_turtle_icon(green)Patrick's white cell count is now normal.

07/09/2020 -Sea_turtle_icon(green)Patrick’s white cell count has decreased slightly on his new treatment protocol.

07/02/2020 -Sea_turtle_icon(green)Patrick’s white cell count has increased and a new treatment has been initiated.

06/25/2020 -Sea_turtle_icon(green)Patrick's white cell count continues to decrease and the turtle is progressing well.

06/19/2020 -Sea_turtle_icon(green)Patrick's white cell count continues to decreased.

06/11/2020 -Sea_turtle_icon(green)Patrick's white cell count has decreased again.

06/05/2020 -Sea_turtle_icon(green)Patrick's white cell count has increased slightly and hospital staff will be monitored its status closely.

05/28/2020 -Sea_turtle_icon(green)Patrick's white cell count is decreasing and he is responding well to treatment.

05/22/2020 -Sea_turtle_icon(green)Patrick's white cell count increased slightly, so we are delaying stopping treatment.

05/15/2020 -Sea_turtle_icon(green)Patrick's white cell count remains normal and it will likely be taken off antibiotics shortly.

05/08/2020 -Sea_turtle_icon(green)Patrick's white cell count is remaining normal, we will likely take off antibiotics soon.

05/01/2020 -Sea_turtle_icon(green)Patrick's white cell count is continuing to come down.

04/28/2020 -Sea_turtle_icon(green)Patrick's white cell count is continuing to come down.

04/17/2020 -Sea_turtle_icon(green)Patrick's white cell count is continuing to come down.

04/09/2020 -Sea_turtle_icon(green)Patrick's white cell count is continuing to come down.

03/26/2020 -Sea_turtle_icon(green)Patrick's white cell count is continuing to come down.

03/19/2020 -Sea_turtle_icon(green)Patrick's white cell count is coming back down and skin lesions are being treated.

03/12/2020 -Sea_turtle_icon(green)Patrick's white cell count is continuing to go up and skin lesions are developing, so a skin biopsy and culture were taken today.

03/05/2020 -Sea_turtle_icon(green)Patrick's white cell count has gone up despite the new antibiotics, so another change was made to the treatment regimen.

02/27/2020 -Sea_turtle_icon(green)Patrick’s treatment regimen had to be changed again.

02/20/2020 -Sea_turtle_icon(green)Patrick’s white cell count is coming down with the new treatment regimen.

02/13/2020 -Sea_turtle_icon(green)Patrick’s white cell count went up this week, so a new treatment regimen has been started. 

02/06/2020 -Sea_turtle_icon(green)Patrick’s white cell count is coming down with the new treatments.

01/30/2020 -Sea_turtle_icon(green)Patrick's treatment regimen has been changed to try to eliminate the variable white cell count.

01/23/2020 -Sea_turtle_icon(green)Patrick's white cell count is lower this week.

01/16/2020 -Sea_turtle_icon(green)Patrick's white cell count is slightly elevated this week.

01/09/2020 -Sea_turtle_icon(green)Patrick was free of ciliates this week and the white count is decreasing.

01/02/2020 -Sea_turtle_icon(green)Patrick will be rechecked for the ciliates in the next few days.

12/26/2019 -Sea_turtle_icon(green) Patrick's unusual white cells led us to check for parasites and we found a severe infestation of ciliates in the stool. Patrick is now receiving treatment for the parasites, which will take about two weeks.

12/19/2019 -Sea_turtle_icon(green) Patrick's white cell count is continuing to come down, but has some unusual cells that we are investigating.

12/12/2019 -Sea_turtle_icon(green)Patrick's white cell count is continuing to come down.

12/05/2019 -Sea_turtle_icon(green)Patrick's white cell count is continuing to come down.

11/27/2019 -Sea_turtle_icon(green)Patrick's white cell count is coming down with new treatment.

11/21/2019 -Sea_turtle_icon(green) Patrick has been put on different antibiotics.

11/14/2019 -Sea_turtle_icon(green)Patrick's white cell count continues to be variable.

11/07/2019 -Sea_turtle_icon(green)Patrick's white cell count is continuing to come down.

10/31/2019 -Sea_turtle_icon(green) Patrick's white cell count is coming down with the new treatment.

10/24/2019 -Sea_turtle_icon(green)Patrick's treatment regimen has been changed to hopefully stabilize the turtle's white cell count.

10/17/2019 -Sea_turtle_icon(green)Patrick's white cell count is still variable.

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