Species: Green sea turtle (Chelonia mydas)
Arrival Date: January 12, 2018
Stranding Location: Hobe Sound, FL
Initial Weight: 13.5 lbs.
Current Weight: 13.99 lbs.
Issue: Intestinal Buoyancy
Poppins was found floating and unable to dive in the Instracoastal Waterway by a boater. Upon arrival, radiographs and bloodwork were taken. The radiographs show that the patient is constipated and has a lot of gas inside its gastrointestinal tract. This is most likely due to an intestinal infection. Poppins is eating well, and will receive antibiotics and fluids to help with the intestinal issues.
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.
04/11/2019 -Poppins was released from Coral Cove!
04/04/2019 - Poppins was tagged this week in preparation for release in the near future.
03/27/2019 - Poppins white cell count is remaining normal and the turtle may be cleared for release soon.
03/20/2019 - Poppin's white cell count continues to be normal since being taken off medication.
03/13/2019 - Poppins white cell count is remaining normal and all medication has been discontinued.
03/06/2019 - Poppins white cell count is now normal.
02/27/2019 - Poppins treatment regimen has been changed.
02/20/2019 - Poppins white cell count seems to have leveled off.
02/13/2019 - Poppins white cell count is variable and is being monitored closely.
02/06/2019 - Poppins white cell count is down to normal.
02/04/2019 - Poppins has been moved back into a shallower tank and is doing very well.
01/25/2019 - Poppins is responding well to treatment and has been placed in the Big Blue Tank.
01/12/2019 - New patient