So the little miss Noona was spayed two days ago and is now recovering quietly - mostly sleeping indoors. She is such a braveheart considering the ordeal she's been through already. As you will see in the third image she is not through recovering from the mammary hyperplasia yet, but since she had bad side effects from the last treatment the vet decided it was better to let her recover for 10 days and to then go ahead with spaying her. That will now settle her hormones, which hopefully will make the last swelling go away.
It's increddibly rewarding to see how beautiful her face has become - just compare these two images above from day 3 and week 3. The look in her eyes has become so soft (top image).
In this image above (after being spayed) you can get an idea of how skinny she really was when she was rescued. You can see she is still quite skinny - and that's after more than three weeks of eating a highly nutritious diet.
It took a very long time for her to begin to preen herself and it's wonderful to finally see her being able to. She physically simply wasn't able to with all the extra weight as seen in the above image.
So far she's endured two horrible hormone treatments, an abortion, being on intravenous fluid during the days of the bad side effect of the hormone treatment, being spayed, trying to find her own space in a new colony of cats and still trying to recover from a stubborn cold (which she's proably carried around since she was a kitten). Luckily she is VERY affectionate and we have some lovely nose rubs. It naturally does her a lot of good and gives her the strength to go on. She truly deserves a second chance and to live a life where she doesn't need to fight for her survival. I think she's done enough of that.