So....he will do the surgery, but not yet. We made an appointment for January and he will reevaluate then. We just need to keep her healthy until then. We don't have a tentative timeline yet--we will discuss that at the next appointment.
We are thankful that he is now willing to do it--we just wish it was going to be sooner rather than later. But we will hunker down for the winter and get that back completely healed!