2 000 $!? Clémentine was spayed a couple of months ago and it cost me 300$ including 2 types of medicine.
As for recovery, you'll have to give your hedgie some medicine for about 10 days, take away her wheel for about the same period of time (she'll probably be a little mad at you for that
) and check her wound everyday (I checked twice a day) to make sure it doesn't get infected. I found that the easiest way to do it was to put Clémentine in a big glass bowl and look under it.
Clémentine had a bad reaction to the anesthesia (I don' think that happens very often), one of her feet was paralyzed for a couple of days and she was very lethargic for about 4 days. And giving her meds 3 times a day was not fun! But she's doing great now.