Species: Green sea turtle
Arrival Date: April 29, 2018
Stranding Location: Virginia Forest Beach, FL
Initial Weight: 6.38 Ibs.
Current Weight: 6.69 Ibs.
Issue: Anemia and Lethargy
Current Condition: Released
Wim is a juvenile green sea turtle patient that was found struggling to swim in the surf by beach-goers. Initial bloodwork shows anemia and a systemic infection. Oral and injectable antibiotics have been prescribed to treat the infection. Weekly bloodwork will monitor both the infection and the anemia.
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.
06/27/2018 – Wim was released in Martin County on 6/26.
06/20/2018 – Wim was tagged this week in preparation for eventual release.
05/30/2018 – Wim’s anemia is gradually improving.
05/24/2018 – Wim’s bone marrow is now responding and the anemia is improving.
05/10/2018 – Wim appears stable at this point.
05/02/18 – New patient