Pumpkin

Species: Green sea turtle
(Chelonia mydas)

Arrival Date
: October 14, 2016
Stranding Location: Palm Beach, FL

Initial Weight
: 18.41 lbs.
Current Weight: 17.05 lbs.

Issue: Entanglement
Current Condition: Improving

ADMISSION NOTE:

Pumpkin is a juvenile green sea turtle that was found near a dock on Palm Beach Island. The turtle was found entangled in a net and has a constriction injury to its left front flipper. We will monitor the turtle as we treat the wound appropriately.

PROGRESS KEY:

Sea_turtle_icon(green) This turtle is progressing well and responding to therapy as desired.

Sea_turtle_icon(yellow)There is a minor issue that we are working to resolve.

Sea_turtle_icon(red)More details to follow.

PROGRESS NOTES:

03/30/2017 Sea_turtle_icon(green)Pumpkin was released on Tuesday, March 28th.

03/22/2017 Sea_turtle_icon(green)Has been cleared for release.

03/15/2017 Sea_turtle_icon(green)Has been taken off all antibiotics.

03/08/2017 Sea_turtle_icon(green)The blood results have been within normal limits and we are considered discontinuing antibiotics.

03/01/2017 Sea_turtle_icon(green)Pumpkin was tagged for eventual release.

02/22/2017 Sea_turtle_icon(green)

02/16/2017 – Sea_turtle_icon(green)

02/08/2017 – Sea_turtle_icon(green)Pumpkin continues to improve gradually.

01/25/2017 – Sea_turtle_icon(green)

01/12/2017 – Sea_turtle_icon(green)Pumpkin continues to eat well. 

01/04/2017 – Sea_turtle_icon(green)Pumpkin is now eating aggressively. Tube feedings have been discontinued.

12/29/2016 – Sea_turtle_icon(green)

12/21/2016 – Sea_turtle_icon(yellow)Tube feeding is going very well, but turtle is still not eating on its own.

12/14/2016 – Sea_turtle_icon(yellow)A contrast radiology study was done. We have also started tube feeding because Pumpkin is too active to parenteral nutrition.

12/09/2016 – Sea_turtle_icon(yellow)Pumpkin is still not eating well. Radiographs are being done over the next few days to determine if there is an internal problem.

11/30/2016 – Sea_turtle_icon(yellow)Pumpkin is still not eating well. We are making gel-diets to entice the turtle to eat more.

11/23/2016 – Sea_turtle_icon(yellow)Pumpkin is still not eating well.

11/17/2016 – Sea_turtle_icon(yellow)

11/10/2016 – Sea_turtle_icon(green)Turtle is doing well except that it has not yet begun to eat. Medication is being given to stimulate the turtle’s appetite. Turtle continues to receive antibiotics and wound treatment.

11/02/2016 – Pumpkin is a juvenile green sea turtle that was found near a dock on Palm Beach Island. The turtle was found entangled in a net and has a constriction injury to its left front flipper. We will monitor the turtle as we treat the wound appropriately.

 

 

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