My kitty is doing much better today. She is interacting with us more and is interested in the growing cat grass. I had to turn her drain for the first time by myself today and I was able to do it.
The swelling has gone down considerably today and there is much less pus. She does seem bothered by it more than yesterday, but that is probably because her pain medication is wearing off. We did have a bit of trouble turning the drain this evening, but after a warm compress for about half an hour we were able to get it moving.
She is being really good about letting us mess with her wound, better than I would be. I am very hopeful for a fast full recovery for my mushie cat.