I picked her up after work, the nurse said "she is such a sweet kitty", I was so proud. This time the vet has sutured her externally and she has to keep this bandage and pad on for 7-10 days to ensure nothing goes awry. We will take her back for the sutures to be removed next Saturday. When she stands up, the bandage makes her look just like a whippet!
She talked to me all the way home and has settled back in with the other two immediately. After an explore, play and food, she is now sleeping. I did pick her up and roll her over gently to look, but she miaowed twice and so I know she is more sore this time. Last time she was back to her crazy self within two days, this time you can tell she is moving more gingerly.
We are so happy to have our baby home, we just haven't been a complete family these past few days :-)