Some background; she is 1 1/2 years old, American Bulldog. 3 weeks ago on Friday she tried to jump onto my bed, as she had millions of times before, and missed.
I brought her into the vet a day after her accident. The vet said they hoped it was a partial tear in her anterior cruciate ligament (ACL.) The vet said it could get better with bedrest. I had her on almost 3 weeks of bed rest. Went back to the vet today and they confirmed it was actually a ruptured ACL and would need surgery to fix. To the tune of $1200. I'm so sad, depressed, despondent since learning this information. I have to fix her, she has so much life ahead of her. Problem is as a college student I can't afford it. The vet said she would be able to live without the surgery but the quality of life would be subpar. I don't know what to do, so thought I would come here and vent. She's my little girl, had her since she was 11 weeks old.