Species: Green sea turtle (Chelonia mydas)
Arrival Date: December 3, 2020
Stranding Location: Palm Beach, FL
Initial Weight: 8.45 lbs.
Current Weight: lbs.
Issue: Buoyancy Disorder, Neurological Disorder
Ralphie is a juvenile green sea turtle patient that was found stranded in a tide pool near the Palm Beach Inlet. The turtle arrived with a buoyancy disorder, and radiographs also revealed a mild impaction in the turtle’s intestines. Ralphie will receive fluids and be closely monitored by hospital staff as the buoyancy disorder 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.
01/28/2021 -Ralphie deteriorated quickly and succumbed to it's injuries.
01/01/2021 -Ralphie’s condition has deteriorated over the past two weeks, and the turtle’s treatment plan has been changed to reflect this. We are attempting a novel therapy to address Ralphie’s underlying condition. The turtle’s prognosis remains poor.
12/17/2020 -Ralphie is having a CT evaluation this week at Jupiter Medical Center and an EMG Performed at LMC.
12/10/2020 - New Patient