Tommy B

Species: Green sea turtle
(Chelonia mydas)

Arrival Date
: April 18, 2017
Stranding Location: Ft. Pierce, FL

Initial Weight
: 35.3 lbs.
Current Weight: 34.7 lbs.

Issue: Buoyancy disorder
Current Condition: Improving

 

Tommy B is a large juvenile green turtle that was found floating near the Ft. Pierce Inlet. Tommy B is named for Tommy Bahama Restaurant & Bar at Harbourside Place, a generous supporter of Loggerhead Marinelife Center. Thank you, Tommy Bahama, for your dedication to ocean conservation.

 

 

 

ADMISSION NOTE:

Tommy B is a large juvenile green turtle that was found floating near the Ft. Pierce Inlet. The carapace was damaged from an old boat strike. Initial radiographs show a large amount of gas in the intestinal tract that is impinging on the lungs. Hospital staff administered fluids and antibiotics. The turtle was initially placed into freshwater to remove leeches that were present. We will continue to monitor the turtle closely as we treat Tommy B.

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:

07/20/2017 – Sea_turtle_icon(green) Tommy B was released 7/19 from Hobe Sound Beach

07/12/2017 – Sea_turtle_icon(green) Tommy B has been cleared for a private release next week.

07/05/2017 Sea_turtle_icon(green) Tommy B’s blood work is within normal limits. All antibiotics have been discontinued.

06/28/2017 Sea_turtle_icon(green)

06/21/2017 – Sea_turtle_icon(green)

06/15/2017 – Sea_turtle_icon(green) Turtle has been tagged for eventual release.

06/08/2017 – Sea_turtle_icon(green)

05/31/2017 – Sea_turtle_icon(green)

05/17/2017 – Sea_turtle_icon(green)

05/11/2017 – Sea_turtle_icon(green)

05/03/2017 – Sea_turtle_icon(green)The gas in the intestinal tract is gone. The turtle is now able to rest on the bottom of the tank. The white cell count is slightly elevated, so the turtle will continue to be treated with antibiotics.

04/18/2017 – Tommy B is a large juvenile green turtle that was found floating near the Ft. Pierce Inlet. The carapace was damaged from an old boat strike. Initial radiographs show a large amount of gas in the intestinal tract that is impinging on the lungs. Hospital staff administered fluids and antibiotics. The turtle was initially placed into freshwater to remove leeches that were present. We will continue to monitor the turtle closely as we treat Tommy B.

 

 

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