Help for Riley
On Saturday, July 11, 2015, though, Alex received a phone call from San Mateo Animal Control, telling her that Riley had fallen three (3) stories from their apartment window, and was being transported to the North Peninsula Emergency Veterinary Clinic. X-Rays showed that Riley had shattered her femur, and had a second fracture in the carpal (wrist) joint of one of her front legs. If even possible, both surgeries would be complicated and expensive, and require extensive rehabilitation. After reviewing the x-rays and lab work, surgeon Dr. Dean Filipowicz determined that Riley was indeed a candidate for surgery.
On Monday 7/13 and Tuesday 7/14, Riley underwent two separate orthopedic surgeries to repair her femur and carpal (wrist) joint, utilizing plates, rods, screws, grafting and fusion to support the broken bones. Alex is ecstatic to report that Riley is now beginning to travel the long road to recovery.
I know all too well the burden of an unexpected emergency with a pet. You're already worried enough about their well being, but then the financial burden takes effect and it can feel like the walls are closing in. Alex is an awesome person, who does a lot for everyone she knows, and doesn't need to have this worry as well. Riley's medical bills have been covered by Alex and her very generous family; however, any little bit from you will help her be able to concentrated solely on Riley's care. Between the emergency veterinary clinic and intensive surgery and hospitalization, the total for Riley's care thus far is over $12,000, not including aftercare and follow up veterinary care.
Alex has been touched beyond words at all the concern, prayers and support, as well as the generous offers of financial assistance for Riley. She wants to reassure everyone that contributes that every penny donated will go towards Riley's care and recovery.
To read more about Riley's accident and recovery, click here:
Riley - My (Newly) Bionic Dog
You guys are all so incredibly kind and generous to help me out with this. While $10,000 is a big number, Riley has been recovering incredibly well since she came home on Thursday. I haven't done the math, but I think the total for her surgeries has actually climbed above the original $10,000 (not including her aftercare). Any amount you're willing to give is truly appreciated, thank you so much for your never ending support. ♥.
I cannot thank you all enough for all of your help! You are all so generous, and I can't tell you how much it means to me. Riley is now 3 weeks out of surgery and feeling great! She's graduated from a big bandage to a small neoprene splint, and is starting to want to play again. She's still on low-activity home rest, but obviously feeling much better. Your contributions have been a godsend, and I can't thank you enough for all of the help. I've written a couple of blog posts about Riley's progress so far, which are posted here: It's the Little Things https://alexnaeve.wordpress.com/ Thank you all again for your support. It really means the world to me.