Author Archives: alexnaeve

29 weeks

I think I’m starting to think of Riley as a dog, rather than a patient. Finally. The great part about dogs is that they don’t remember acute trauma, like falling out windows and 5 days in 2 hospitals, 2 surgeries and a million X-rays. (Although she doesn’t look out the window like she used to. […]

24+ weeks

No news is good news! I’m happy to report that Riley’s most recent x-rays looked “awesome” (as the surgeon put it). We’re still limiting her activity a little, trying to keep her from jumping too much, etc., but overall, she seems great. We’re working on getting Riley to lose a few pounds, since she was […]

Riley, 12+ weeks

Happy to report it’s been a pretty quiet 4 weeks since I last posted. After we took Riley walking on the hill at the ranch and she remembered that she indeed has a right front leg, she’s been using it most of the time, instead of hobbling on three legs–hooray!! She’s been back at the […]

8 Weeks

Today marks 8 weeks since Riley’s fall out of our 3rd story window. I am incredibly relieved that Riley has, so far, made steady progress and continues on this road to recovery. A little over a week ago, Riley had x-rays taken of both surgery sites to make sure everything was healing normally. Dr. Filipowicz […]

Riley, 6 weeks after surgery

It was 6 weeks since Riley’s fall/attempt to fly, yesterday. She and I are still staying at my mom’s one-story home until the vet is confident that Riley can handle the trek to the 3rd floor of the apartment that Corey and I live in. She’s still on antibiotics, just to be safe, and an […]

Riley’s X-Rays 

I now have discs of Riley’s “before surgery” and “after surgery” X-rays from both vet clinics. Figured I’d post the photos (because, now that she feels better, they’re pretty fascinating).             

Doggy Rehab 101

First off, I don’t have any official veterinary job experience. Especially not with dogs. Luckily, horse ownership and general equine care require a plethora of DIY-type skills: I can bandage a horse’s leg with my eyes closed, see lameness, and know general first aid. I know, generally, what meds to give and when, and I’m relatively confident giving […]