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Sheilah

Species: Green Sea Turtle
(Chelonia mydas)

Arrival Date
: March 12, 2016
Stranding Location: Lake Worth, Florida

Initial Weight
: 5.65 lbs.
Current Weight: 7.4 lbs.

Issue: Infection
Current Condition: Released

ADMISSION NOTE:

Sheilah is a juvenile green sea turtle that was found washed ashore south of the Lake Worth Inlet. Upon arrival, the turtle was lethargic and densely covered in large barnacles. Sheilah has a high white blood cell count indicating a systemic infection. The turtle is being treated with antibiotics. The white cell count is now slowly improving.

PROGRESS NOTES:

8/07/2016: Sheilah was released at Coral Cove Beach.

7/07/2016: Sheilah’s bloodwork appears to be normal. The turtle has been taken of all medications. The turtle will receive a PIT tag in the next few days.

6/08/2016: The bloodwork is showing a lot of abnormal cells. The treatment plan has been changed to eliminate the abnormal cells.

5/19/2016: The white cell count has been variable. Antibiotics have been adjusted and the bloodwork will be closely monitored.

4/28/2016: The white cell count continues to improve, and several external lesions are responding well to treatment.

4/2/2016: Sheilah is a juvenile green sea turtle that was found washed ashore south of the Lake Worth Inlet. Upon arrival, the turtle was lethargic and densely covered in large barnacles. Sheilah has a high white blood cell count indicating a systemic infection. The turtle is being treated with antibiotics. The white cell count is now slowly improving.

 

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