So, Piper was spayed on Friday. It all went well and so far her wound is looking good.
I have an hour's drive to get her to the vet, and she hasn't been out of the house since she was small enough to fit in my palm. She was very scared for the first half of the drive to the vet, making all kinds of awful noises like she was being tortured. I had the carrier on the passenger seat facing me so she could see me. She stayed huddled against the front of the carrier closest to me for the whole trip and meowed loudly for the first half hour.
On the way home, she was groggy and pretty much stared at me with this look for the whole drive home. Poor Kitty!
On the evening she got home, she was kinda spaced out. She would lay down and stare straight ahead, probably still out of it from the drugs they would have given her.
Starting the next morning, she was pretty much back to her old self again. I've noticed a bit of licking, but I'm assuming a little is ok. (The paper they gave me said to stop excessive licking) I have a cone just in case, but unless it's needed I'd rather not use it.
Her wound looks good and I believe everything is good so far. I wish I could take away some of her energy though, because she really goes nuts. I don't get how they run around like monkeys when they've recently had their belly cut open. Cut my belly open and I'm laid up for a couple weeks at least, they don't even seem to notice it.