Thanks for writing to H.C.M. for your query.
I have gone through your query regarding post-operative pain in tonsillectomy
, which was performed about one week back. She is now having such agony of pain that she can't eat any thing, this is for last one week. She believes as taking ice cream will produce lot of yellow and white mucous.
Since one week had already passed and usually tonsillectomy is not an operation which gives so severe post operative pain. Post-operative pain of such severity is usually found in these conditions-
(a) Odema (swelling) in operative area and uvula
(c) Slough in tonsillar fossa.
(d) Pain threshold of patient.
Some times I had also faced such situations in my operated cases, so here I am giving some suggestions which you may try with kind concent of your operating surgeon-
(1) Change the antibiotic to any broad spectrum group, and start giving antibiotic in injectible form.
should also be given in injectible form to get good response.
(3) If oedema (swelling) is present in tonsillar fossa, than steroid
may use in stat dose.
(4) Antiseptic mouth wash or gargling should be done.
(5) Proper hydration should be maintained, if needed i/v line may be consider.
I hope this will help her.