After I trapped Precious, I put her in the only place I could, the shed. I couldnt bring her in the house until I had her vet checked, and I didn't dare just leave her outside, of course. The shed has a low roof and she got herself wedged up in the corner. I had to manually pull her down. She didnt say a word, didnt scratch or bite or cry or growl. I dont know if her demeanor is due to the shape she is in, or if she is just a very laid back kitty. Maybe a little of both. This was taken right before we left for the vet. I am picking her up at 10:15 today! The nurse said everything went wonderfully.
Thanks to all of you for your kind words and helpful suggestions and encouragement. Tomorrow there will be a full update on bringing my precious baby home.