I just wanted to give an update. Due to a lack of e-collar, Lola pulled out her stitches a few days after her surgery during the middle of the night. She went back to the vet and got staples and an e-collar. She was frantic with the e-collar so we bought an inflatable collar at the pet store. She doesn't like it but she endures it a lot better. We had to buy a size up because the location of the stiches, her long body and flexibility. We let her be e-collar free when she is around us but at night and when we aren't home, we put the collar back on. Her belly is healing nicely now.
She will have to go back to the vet next week to get the staples out but she is fully herself now.
Oh I'm glad Lola is healing up now. I lucked out and didn't have to get an e-collar for my kitty after her surgery, although I don't think she could have gotten to the stitches. I did have to put up a makeshift gate when she tried to go downstairs and she wasn't happy about that.