This Monday afternoon our 8 year old basset molly lost the ability to use her back legs out of the blue. If she does use them it is only for a few steps, but it has been a few days since she tried. She is in great pain and i'm at a loss. I took her to the vet and they saw a calcified area and a herniated disk. They gave her tons of steroids and she is now at home with a catheter. She doesn't eat much, but is drinking water. The vet suggested that if by Friday she isn't improving that we should consider surgery or euthanization. We can't afford 3000 dollars for surgery, but I wonder has anyone seen this before and how long is reasonable to feel confident the dog will not recover. I have issues with euthanization, but I also can't pay 3000 for the specialist.