Elle came through surgery okay. The vet said her spleen looked huge and gross so it was good that they removed it.
Unfortunately the vet said that her liver looked very bad too... They did a biopsy and sent it out, but results won't be back til Monday. They found bacteria on it and said it looked like python skin, whatever the hell that means. So they're starting her on antibiotics, and we'll find out on Monday.
My mom did tell the vet that if it's something wrong with her liver that can't be cleared up by these antibiotics, this is the end of the road for Miss Elle. She's been through too much already. Poor baby.
Thanks for all the tweets and emails of kind thoughts for Elle, I very much appreciate it! And will keep you all posted, of course.