Species: Loggerhead (Caretta caretta)
Arrival Date: May 1, 2019
Stranding Location: Jensen Beach, FL
Initial Weight: 147.51 lbs.
Current Weight: lbs.
Terrence is a large sub-adult loggerhead patient that was found at FPL’s St. Lucie site. The initial bloodwork showed anemia and overall poor health due to starvation. Hospital staff administered fluids, antibiotics, iron, and vitamins. Terrence was also started on dailyparenteral nutrition supplementation. The turtle was put into freshwater to remove the epibiota and leeches that covered the turtle’s body. We will continue to monitor bloodwork closely as we treat Terrence.
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.
05/16/2019 - Terrence underwent emergency surgery in an attempt to save the turtles life from a severe tissue infection called necrotizing dermatitis or fasciitis. Unfortunately, our patient was in such critical condition from the anemia and chronic debilitation that it succumbed to its injuries.
05/01/2019 - New patient