She is recovering well and the vet says that the surgery went smoothly, although it took a little longer than anticipated, so I might be looking at the higher end of the fee range, which is $2,000. The next week will be a challenge what with pain meds, antibiotics, cone of shame and hoping that she can poop normally.
ETA: she’s home and really out of it, but is pumped up on lots of pain meds for the next few days, and she did two poops on the way home, which is a good sign that she has control of the anal sphincter muscles.
Oh, and it was $1,7oo. So a bit less than the worst case.