We didn't have to go as far as surgery, thank goodness. A couple of Fridays ago we're pretty sure that Rocket accidentally stepped on her on his race to the back door. She was touch and go there for awhile, in terms of her pain and the symptoms she was showing. We managed to keep her from walking anywhere for about a week and got her off of the Deramaxx, and she's gotten back to her spunky self, with the exception of the muscle loss in her hind end from not walking. We're making her take it slow - no stairs, no bouncing around, no jumping off of anything, just so she can get some muscle tone back.
Back injuries in Dachshunds are scary...we've been making sure that the other dogs aren't bothering her and picking her up outside if everyone is heading back inside so it doesn't happen again.