Species: Green sea turtle (Chelonia mydas)
Arrival Date: March 19, 2020
Stranding Location: Hobe Sound, FL
Initial Weight: 8.89 lbs.
Current Weight: 8.89 lbs.
Issue: Predator Wounds
Tyler is a juvenile green sea turtle patient that was found at Hobe Sound Beach. The turtle has predator bite wounds to its carapace, plastron, and flippers. The wounds will be treated topically with betadine, honey, and therapeutic laser. Tyler will receive antibiotics and be monitored closely as its wounds are treated.
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.
05/15/2020 -Tyler's white cell count remains normal.
05/08/2020 -Tyler's white cell count remains normal.
05/01/2020 -Tyler's white cell count is down to normal.
04/24/2020 -Tyler's white cell count continues to come down.
04/17/2020 -Tyler's white cell count is coming down more quickly with the additional antibiotic.
04/09/2020 -Tyler's white cell count is coming down slowly, so a new antibiotic has been added to the treatment.
03/19/2020 - New Patient