Our beagle-Brittany mutt, Lucy, has injured a back leg, probably from jumping off the deck into the back yard. The vet took x-rays, and there are no fractures. However, it might have been better had she broken something, as it looks like an ACL/MCL instead. Verdict: Surgery at $1500-2000. Long story short--we don't have it. Period.
She's herself otherwise, and they've given her canine Vioxx in the wan hope that it is not so. She's only 9, and the thought of putting her down over this is horrific. In fact, over the last three days, I had no idea how much I liked this dog.
Does that sound like a reasonable estimate for surgery to you?