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Species: Green sea turtle (Chelonia mydas)

Arrival Date
: May 6, 2020
Stranding Location: Jupiter, FL

Initial Weight
: 4.84 lbs.
Current Weight: 4.84 lbs.

Issue: Trauma

Xavier is a juvenile green sea turtle patient that was found floating in the Loxahatchee River in Jupiter. The turtle has trauma to its carapace from an unknown cause. The wounds will be treated topically with betadine, honey, and therapeutic laser. Xavier will receive antibiotics and be closely monitored by hospital staff as its injuries are treated.


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.


06/25/2020 -Sea_turtle_icon(green)Xavier's white cell count has decreased under the new treatment protocol and its wounds are healing well.

06/19/2020 -Sea_turtle_icon(green)Xavier's white cell count has increased again so a new treatment protocol has been started.

06/11/2020 -Sea_turtle_icon(green)Xavier's white cell count is slightly above normal, but no change has been made.

06/05/2020 -Sea_turtle_icon(green)Xavier's white cell count has increased and a new medication was added to his treatment plan.

05/28/2020 -Sea_turtle_icon(green)Xavier's white cell count is decreasing and he was taken to Jupiter Medical Center this week for CT evaluation of his spinal cord trauma.

05/22/2020 -Sea_turtle_icon(green)Xavier's wounds have improved greatly in the last week.