Green (Chelonia mydas)

Age Class Juvenile
Gender Unknown
Date Stranded April 15, 2017
Location of Stranding
Date of Arrival April 15, 2017
Number of Days of Care 69 days

04/15/2017  Animal was found floating near some docks in Lee County and was transported to the Clinic for the Rehabilitation of Wildlife on Sanibel Island for triage.  The turtle is very emaciated, dehydrated, and has a moderate to heavy amount of fibropapilloma tumors.  The turtle was transported to Mote for rehabilitation.  Initial blood work revealed a very elevated white blood cell count and a low blood glucose level.  Grace was given subcutaneous fluids and injectable antibiotic and was put in a rehab. pool with a very low water level.  

04/16/2017  Animal foraged all food offered!

04/27/2017  Grace continues to forage all food offered and is much more active.  Tank depth was increased to 1/4 full.  Animal was started on iron injections due to anemia.  Plan to wait for blood work to stabilize and will then due surgery to remove the papilloma tumors.

05/22/2017  Grace had surgery today.  Mote's veterinarian used to CO2 laser to remove all of the fibropapilloma tumors present. 

06/03/2017  Tank depth is now half full.  Grace is doing very well post-surgery.  Eating well and actively swimming.

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