Bean

Green (Chelonia mydas)

Age Class Juvenile
Gender Unknown
Date Stranded October 21, 2022
Location of Stranding Holmes Beach, Manatee County
Date of Arrival October 21, 2022
Number of Days of Care 39 days
Bean

10/21/2022  Turtle was found floating in Anna Maria Sound off Holmes Beach.  Turtle was lethargic and had head twitching and other movements associated with possible red tide toxicity or some other toxicity.  Blood work was done and Bean was given subcutaneous fluids to start flushing out any toxins.  Turtle will be dry-docked to prevent drowning until neurologic issues improve.

10/23/2022  Bean continues to receive subcutaneous fluids daily until neurologic symptoms resolve.  He is now in a rehab. pool in very shallow water.  He ate squid today!

10/29/2022  Bean is now on injectable antibiotics and anti-parasitics to further address neurologic issues.  

11/05/2022  Bean is still lethargic and therefore is still being kept in very shallow water.  Turtle is eating well though and defecating normally.

11/19/2022  Bean is eating well and is very active.  The depth of his tank was rasied to half full.  Because he's eating well, he was switched from an injectable antobiotic to an oral antibiotic.

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