Te Fiti

Te Fiti(web)

 

Species: Loggerhead sea turtle (Caretta caretta)

Arrival Date
: April 14, 2020
Stranding Location: Jensen Beach, FL

Initial Weight
: 151.8 lbs.
Current Weight: 164.1 lbs.

Issue: Flipper wound

Te Fiti is a subadult loggerhead sea turtle patient that was found at FPL’s St. Lucie site. The turtle has a deep wound on its right front flipper from an unknown cause. The wound will be treated topically with honey and therapeutic laser. Te Fiti will receive antibiotics and be closely monitored by hospital staff as its wound is treated.

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:

07/30/2020 -Sea_turtle_icon(green)Te Fiti's blood work remains normal without medication. The wounds continue to be debrided regularly and the turtle is making excellent progress.

07/23/2020 -Sea_turtle_icon(green)Te Fiti's blood work remains normal without medication. the wounds continue to be debrided regularly and the turtle is making steady progress.

07/16/2020 -Sea_turtle_icon(green)Te Fiti's blood work remains normal without medication. The wounds continue to be treated topically.

07/09/2020 -Sea_turtle_icon(green)Te Fiti’s blood work remains normal and the turtle’s medications have been discontinued.

07/02/2020 -Sea_turtle_icon(green)Te Fiti’s blood work remains normal and the turtle’s medications have been discontinued.

06/25/2020 -Sea_turtle_icon(green)Te Fiti's white cell count has normalized and the turtle's medications have been discontinued.

06/19/2020 -Sea_turtle_icon(green)Te Fiti's white cell count has normalized and the turtle's medications have been reduced.

06/11/2020 -Sea_turtle_icon(green)Te Fiti's white cell count has normalized and his wounds are still being debrided.

06/05/2020 -Sea_turtle_icon(green)Te Fiti's white cell count has normalized and his wound underwent deep debridement this week.

05/28/2020 -Sea_turtle_icon(green)Te Fiti's white cell count has increased so a new medication has been added to his treatment plan.

05/22/2020 -Sea_turtle_icon(green)Te Fiti continues to improve.

05/15/2020 -Sea_turtle_icon(green)Te Fiti's white cell count is remaining normal and the turtle is progressing well.

05/08/2020 -Sea_turtle_icon(green)Te Fiti's white cell count is remaining normal.

05/01/2020 -Sea_turtle_icon(green)Te Fiti's white cell count is now normal.

04/24/2020 -Sea_turtle_icon(green)Te Fiti's white cell count has gone up, so a new antibiotic has been added.

04/17/2020 - New Patient