Species: Green sea turtle (Chelonia mydas)
Arrival Date: May 16, 2019
Stranding Location: Vero Beach, FL
Initial Weight: 4.71 lbs.
Current Weight: 6.51 lbs.
Snickers is a juvenile green sea turtle patient that was found washed ashore in Vero Beach. The turtle has wounds due to an unknown trauma to its neck, plastron, and flippers that will be treated topically with betadine. Snickers will receive antibiotics andbe monitored closely as we treat its injuries.
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.
08/16/2019 - Snickers’ white cell count went down this week.
08/09/2019 - Snickers’ white cell count went up slightly, but we will just monitor it at this point.
08/05/2019 - Snickers’ white cell count is still normal and it may be taken off medication soon.
07/26/2019 - Snickers’ white cell count is back down to normal.
07/18/2019 - Snickers’ white cell count is coming down with the new medication.
07/11/2019 - Snickers had to be put back on antibiotics.
07/04/2019 - Snickers has been taken off all antibiotics.
06/27/2019 - Snickers’ white count is still being monitored.
06/20/2019 - Snickers’ white count is remaining normal.
06/13/2019 - Snickers’ white count is down to normal.
06/06/2019 - Snickers’ white count is coming down and most of the wounds have completely healed.
05/30/2019 - Snickers’s white count has gone up, so its treatment regimen was changed.
05/23/2019 - Snickers is beginning to respond to treatment.
05/16/2019 - New patient