Zubey

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Species: Loggerhead (Caretta caretta)

Arrival Date
: April 2, 2019
Stranding Location: Hobe Sound, FL

Initial Weight
: 1 lbs.
Current Weight: 4.71 lbs.

Issue: Washback

Zubey is a juvenile loggerhead sea turtle patient that was found washed ashore in the sargassum on Hobe Sound Beach. The turtle arrived lethargic and is considered a washback. A washback is a sea turtle in the pelagic stage that lives offshore in the floating sargassum seaweed, and has been blown back onto the beach, usually by strong winds or a storm. These can include hatchlings, post-hatchlings and juveniles. The turtle will be released by boat 5-15 miles offshore in the floatin gsargassum matts once rehabilitation is complete.

 

PROGRESS KEY:

Sea_turtle_icon(green) Good Condition
Sea_turtle_icon(yellow)Fair Condition
Sea_turtle_icon(red)Poor Condition

The turtle requires continued treatment but is progressing well.
Sea_turtle_icon(yellow)Minor adjustments have been made to the turtle's treatment.
Sea_turtle_icon(red)The turtle is off all medications.

09/04/2020 -Sea_turtle_icon(green)Zubey’s blood work has been normal for the past month, but the turtle requires continued medical treatment. The turtle was radiographed this week and the lung lesion we have been concerned about appears to be diminishing in size. Zubey is scheduled to go to Jupiter Medical Center next week for a CT study.

08/27/2020 -Sea_turtle_icon(green)

08/20/2020 -Sea_turtle_icon(green)

08/13/2020 -Sea_turtle_icon(green)Zubey's white cell count remains normal and continues daily nebulizations for pulmonary disease.

08/06/2020 -Sea_turtle_icon(green)Zubey's white cell count remains normal and a new treatment protocol has begun to address his emerging pulmonary disease.

07/30/2020 -Sea_turtle_icon(green)Zubey's white cell count has normalized but a lesion was discovered in a lung on routine radiographs and the turtle was evaluated by CT at Jupiter Medical Center this week.

07/23/2020 -Sea_turtle_icon(green)Zubey's white cell count has increased again and a new treatment regimen has been initiated.

07/16/2020 -Sea_turtle_icon(green)Zubey's white cell count has decreased with the new treatment protocol.

07/09/2020 -Sea_turtle_icon(green)Zubey’s white cell count has increased and a new treatment protocol has been initiated.

07/02/2020 -Sea_turtle_icon(green)Zubey’s white cell count has normalized under the new treatment regimen.

06/25/2020 -Sea_turtle_icon(green)Zubey's white cell count has increased slightly.

06/19/2020 -Sea_turtle_icon(green)Zubey's white cell count has normalized again.

06/11/2020 -Sea_turtle_icon(green)Zubey's white cell count is slightly above normal, but not change has been made.

06/05/2020 -Sea_turtle_icon(green)Zubey's white cell count is normal again under his new treatment regimen.

05/28/2020 -Sea_turtle_icon(yellow)Zubey's white cell count is decreasing on his new treatment regimen.

05/22/2020 -Sea_turtle_icon(yellow)Zubey's white cell count has gone up more so the treatment regimen has been modified.

05/15/2020 -Sea_turtle_icon(yellow)Zubey's white cell count has gone up more so a new antibiotic was added.

05/08/2020 -Sea_turtle_icon(yellow)Zubey's white cell count has gone up so a new antibiotic was added

05/01/2020 -Sea_turtle_icon(green)Zubey continues to do well.

04/24/2020 -Sea_turtle_icon(green)Zubey continues to do well.

04/17/2020 -Sea_turtle_icon(green)Zubey continues to do well.

04/09/2020 -Sea_turtle_icon(green)Zubey continues to do well.

03/26/2020 -Sea_turtle_icon(green)Zubey is still waiting for sargassum to appear offshore.

03/19/2020 -Sea_turtle_icon(green)Zubey is still waiting for sargassum to appear offshore.

03/12/2020 -Sea_turtle_icon(green)Zubey is still waiting for sargassum to appear offshore.

02/27/2020 -Sea_turtle_icon(green)Zubey is still waiting for sargassum to appear offshore.

02/20/2020 -Sea_turtle_icon(green)Zubey is probably releasable once some sargassum shows back up offshore.

02/13/2020 -Sea_turtle_icon(green)Zubey continues to do well without any treatment.

02/06/2020 -Sea_turtle_icon(green)Zubey continues to do well without any treatment.

01/30/2020 -Sea_turtle_icon(green)Zubey had radiographs taken this week and the lungs continue to improve without further treatment. Zubey was tagged with a PIT tag in preparation for possible release in the future.

01/23/2020 -Sea_turtle_icon(green)Zubey is remaining normal off of all medication and its packed cell volume is going up.

01/16/2020 -Sea_turtle_icon(green)Zubey has been taken off all medication.

01/09/2020 -Sea_turtle_icon(green)Zubey's medication was reduced to only one drug.

01/02/2020 -Sea_turtle_icon(green)Zubey's medication was reduced again today.

12/26/2019 -Sea_turtle_icon(green)Zubey's white cell count is remaining normal as we gradually reduce the medication.

12/19/2019 -Sea_turtle_icon(green)Zubey's white cell count is normal and radiographs of the lungs this week look good, so we have begun reducing the medication.

12/12/2019 -Sea_turtle_icon(green)Zubey's white cell count has remained normal since the nebulization has been discontinued.

12/05/2019 -Sea_turtle_icon(green)Zubey had new radiographs of its lungs and the lungs are looking much better. The nebulization has been discontinued.

11/27/2019 -Sea_turtle_icon(green)Zubey's white cell count is remaining normal.

11/21/2019 -Sea_turtle_icon(green) Zubey's white cell count is back down to normal. Radiographs reveal that the lungs are almost completely healed.

11/14/2019 -Sea_turtle_icon(green)Zubey's white cell count went back up slightly so we will continue to monitor it closely.

11/07/2019 -Sea_turtle_icon(green) Zubey's white cell count is now normal.

10/31/2019 -Sea_turtle_icon(yellow)Zubey's white cell count is coming back down.

10/24/2019 -Sea_turtle_icon(yellow)Zubey's white cell count has gone back up somewhat.

10/03/2019 -Sea_turtle_icon(red)Zubey's white cell count is normal for the first time in a while.

10/10/2019 -Sea_turtle_icon(red)Zubey's white cell count seems to finally be coming down near normal values.

10/03/2019 -Sea_turtle_icon(red)Zubey is showing very little improvement, so we continue to monitor closely.

09/26/2019 -Sea_turtle_icon(yellow)Zubey's lung lesions are causing the turtle problems. We have started the turtle on two new antibiotics and on nebulization.

09/12/2019 -Sea_turtle_icon(green)Zubey’s white blood cell count is coming down at this time.

08/23/2019 -Sea_turtle_icon(green)Zubey's white blood cell count went back up slightly.

08/16/2019 -Sea_turtle_icon(green)Zubey’s white blood cell count has come down even more.

08/09/2019 -Sea_turtle_icon(green)Zubey’s white blood cell count is coming down slowly.

08/05/2019 -Sea_turtle_icon(green)Zubey’s blood culture results were inconclusive, so the turtle has been started on a new treatment regimen.

07/26/2019 -Sea_turtle_icon(green)Zubey is swimming normally now, but the white count is going up, so a blood culture was taken this week. Awaiting results.

07/18/2019 -Sea_turtle_icon(green)Zubey has been placed in deeper water and is having no problem swimming to the bottom.

07/11/2019 -Sea_turtle_icon(green)Zubey underwent some unusual treatments and is now using its front flippers to swim. It was taken off antibiotics to monitor the immune system more closely.

07/04/2019 -Sea_turtle_icon(green)Zubey’s white cell count went back up, so the meds have been changed.

06/27/2019 -Sea_turtle_icon(green)Zubey’s white cell count is now normal.

06/20/2019 -Sea_turtle_icon(green)Zubey’s white cell count has stabilized.

06/13/2019 -Sea_turtle_icon(green)Zubey’s white cell count is up once again, so the treatment has been modified.

06/06/2019 -Sea_turtle_icon(green)Zubey’s white cell count is almost back down to normal.

05/30/2019 -Sea_turtle_icon(green)Zubey’s white cell count is coming down again with the new treatment.

05/23/2019 -Sea_turtle_icon(green)Zubey’s white cell count went back up, so its treatment regimen has been modified.

05/16/2019 -Sea_turtle_icon(green)Zubey's white cel count is now normal.

05/09/2019 -Sea_turtle_icon(green)Zubey's white cell count is coming back down.

05/05/2019 -Sea_turtle_icon(green)Zubey's white cell count went back up, so treatment was changed.

04/25/2019 -Sea_turtle_icon(green)Zubey's white cell count is now down to normal for the first time since arrival.

04/17/2019 -Sea_turtle_icon(green)With the new treatment, Zubey is diving to the bottom, eating off the bottom, and is using the front flippers much more.

04/11/2019 -Sea_turtle_icon(green)