MONKEY IS HOME! hub was outside chatting on the phone, and she walked up like nothing happened. no worse for the wear, she doesnt stink, her tail looks good. YAY!
Tomorrow we'll be checking with the vet my mom in law talked to about doing something for her tail.
Thanks to everyone who was so sweet to me, and got me through this!!!! she's eating a nice can of her favorite food, and some crunchies.