Well, Tina had her dental surgery, but the vet suspects cancer and did a biopsy that will take about a week to process. In the meantime, since it was a long weekend, she came home to our house yesterday. I don't usually do recovery but we hoped that familiar voices might help.
Honestly, she's in a sad state. Huddled in her carrier all shaved. The worst of it though is that apparently she got some inflammation from the tube in her throat and she keeps drooling and making terrible gurgling sounds. It's horrible to see. She didn't eat overnight. Surprisingly I can actually wipe her chin.
I'm not feeling particularly optimistic this morning but Tina is tough old girl and she may turn it around yet. Tina is everyone's favourite cat. I guess the moral is, if there is one, that there is no good end for a feral cat. At least five little kittens that we rescued this week won't have to live like Tina has.