On Saturday, Freya payed a visit to a veterinary hospital to ensure that she never has kittens. The surgery went well with no complications and we were able to take her home that evening. We were told to keep her separate from our other cats to prevent them from licking, biting, or poking her incision, and that hasn't been a problem because the other two cats seem to think that "conehead" is some kind of horrible disease and they don't want to catch it.
We were told to check the incision daily for redness, swelling, oozing, and funny smells. if we see any of that, then we need to take her back to the vet because there could be an infection. They gave us an oral painkiller to give her every 12 hours. She doesn't seem to like taking it, but it definitely helps calm her down. We're supposed to leave the cone on for two whole weeks.
The biggest issue is that we're supposed to keep her calm and not let her run, jump, climb, or essentially any of those things that SVs just LOVE to do. I was counting on her own body not letting her over-exert, and luckily, that seems to be the case. I don't like seeing her in pain, but I am glad that she's not doing anything that could tear her stitches. If she really wanted to run around and act all crazy like normal, I doubt if I could stop her short of keeping her crated, and I don't want to do that.
All in all, I'd say she's doing well. Nothing damaged but her pride.