Tonsillectomy Day 6 -Scabs Bleeding?

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Day 6

A collection of various experiences of adult tonsillectomy patients on their sixth day of recovery

From thousands of post comments to the tonsillectomy recovery forum, I have assembled a sampling of various accounts and impressions of tonsillectomy recovery for each day. Below I share comments about tonsillectomy day 6. These comments are taken from tonsillectomy patients who were kind enough to share their experiences to help others as they navigate the bumpy road of tonsillectomy recovery.

Tonsillectomy Day 6 Scabs bleeding! : I can only eat popsicles.  That is all.
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Tonsillectomy Day 6 : Knives in the throat. Splitting earache. Huge uvula. …Gurgle

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Tonsillectomy Day 6 : At 5:30am, I started to panic because I coughed a lot and when I spit up some saliva in a tissue (which I have a habit of doing to see if there is any blood); I saw a slight hue of red. RED=BLOOD! So, of course I got nervous. After drinking some water, I tasted some blood but I didn’t see anymore and I was able to swallow with a bit more ease. It wasn’t the full scab that came off, but a piece of the scab on the right side. When I woke up, I drank water and felt a burst of pain in my ear and stinging in my throat for a couple minutes. When I brushed my teeth this morning, there was a little more blood when I spit into the sink, so I’m assuming I lost a little more of the scab. I’ve been sucking on ice chips the past few days and it really feels nice on my throat. I ate applesauce and soup today with a little ease. I’ve notice my ears get worse when I eat. I was craving pizza tonight and it was sitting on the counter (my family had it for dinner), so, I decided to be a champ and try it. I was able to eat all of the toppings off of a slice of pizza minus the spicy pepperoni. Let me tell you, it was a blessing! I tried gargling with cold water and even though I refuse to look at my throat, I can tell that it feel fresher and cleaner. Good news – I was able to swallow the amoxicillin today; it feels awesome because if I had to eat another cup of jell-o and medication, I’d die! Fifth day post-op and I actually stepped foot out of my house today. Since we have a huge snow storm, I had to make sure I was fully covered. Nevertheless, even though I only sat in the car, it felt good – it was progress! I was told that taking a warm shower before bed will help moisten my throat and potentially prevent coughing at night, so I tried it.

Tonsillectomy Recovery Day 6 scabs bleeding

Tonsillectomy Day 6 scabs Healing

Tonsillectomy Day 6 : Day 6 and the pain is just about the same as yesterday, but that relentless ache is exusting. I know there’s a light at the end of the tunnel (and it’s not a train) but when I am tired and weak and freaking out because my Mom went home and my husband decided to sleep in this morning leaving me to take care of my nearly 7 year old son…. Well, I got a little teary.
My husband took a gander at my throat today and declaired it “gross, but healing.

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Tonsillectomy Day 6 : day 6 here and I have to say, it definitely has been the hardest two days so far.  I am spent and am sick of not eating the way i want to.  I have been sticking to cold drinks and liquid meals.  Spoke with my PA today and she said to do my best to keep the scabs on for a minimum 10days by drinking tons of liquids.  The longer they stay on, the better the new skin underneath will be…so I am doing all I can to keep these puppies attached.  I have given up on eating anything warm or slightly solid,I just want this over with!!

Tonsillectomy Day 6 : Yeah, so I slept for about 12 hours. But now I think sleeping that long was the worst idea ever! My hot pot ran out of water and I wasn’t sipping on water for those 12 hours. I just drank a smoothie mix every 4 hours to take my meds. I woke up with about 8/10 pain, tried to get up and passed out in the hallway. Oh Joy! My ears are killing me!

Tonsillectomy Day 6 : Side note, i have lost like 12 lbs. Probably not healthily as all i have consumed it water, gatorade, jello and apple sauce. Those products are not known for their nutritional content. I have made two healthy juice drinks using my juicer, but don’t think that compensates for the lack of nutrients for the last week.

Tonsillectomy Day 6 : The pain is rather terrible today, it was much worse last night.
At about 3am i woke up with pain, it was as if someone was stabbing my throat with a needle or pin
and i woke up this morning with blood in my mouth. Not a lot but it still scared me! I rinsed my mouth with ice water and sucked a piece of ice and it stopped.

Tonsillectomy Day 6 : Day 6- good morning, post op appt- stints in nose removed, I can BREATHE again 🙂 went shopping at the mall for a few hours after- got home exhausted & later in pain ;(

Tonsillectomy Day 6 : Recovery Day 6 (post-op day 7):
Another day filled with pain. Was able to drink an ensure today but did not eat much. Was able to eat some popsicles. During the evening time had horrible pain shooting from the right side of my throat and it felt like a burning feeling when I would drink anything almost as if I was drinking acid even when I drank water. Had to take a bit more Lortab to curve the pain. Looked at my throat with a flashlight for the first time since the surgery and it looked like a battle zone in there. Lots of white coating all over the tonsil beds and my uvula is still swollen very large and kind of sticking to one of the sides of my throat. Could see the white scabs as well.

Tonsillectomy Day 6 : Day 6: I cried over applesauce and pudding. It hurts to swallow, I can’t yawn and just try to blow your nose without wanting to fall over and die. This pain is ridiculous. I woke up in the middle of the night with a dry throat and more pain than I could imagine so I dragged myself downstairs and forced down some pain meds to help me take the pain.

Tonsillectomy Day 6 :day 6 of my recovery and in the worst pain ever. I thought I was on the mend, only having pain on the one side but then I started to cough, and it kept me up all of last night and all of that white membrane over teh surgery site is starting to come off as well as some of the scabs… is that normal? I am very scared that with my coughing it’s going to cause issues that will result in another surgery.

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April 2, 2015 12:06 pm

On my day 6, I woke up in the morning and started coughing and my scab fell off and started heavily bleeding. which was my biggest fear of this whole thing. My doctor told me to go the ER right away but luckily the bleeding had stopped after 20 minutes and I didn’t have to have it cauterized. I stayed in the hospital for one night to be monitored. If you have any bleeding you should notify your doctor right away.

March 15, 2015 3:55 pm

Day 6 is the worst day for most coz scabs are coming off. Keep drinking COLD water- that helps. Take Tylenol , stronger meds if Tylenol doesn’t help. Your tongue may have a coating , see if u can scrape that off .

March 15, 2015 12:19 pm

I’m on day 6 and I feel like this is never going to end. I woke up 3 times through out the night with coughing and itching in my throat. The pain would start shooting all around my ears and neck as soon as my eyes would open. I didn’t take any medicine because I just knew my body wouldn’t be able to handle anymore, so I would wait out the pain and fall back asleep.
When I finally woke up for good, I gagged because of the taste in my mouth.
OH MY GOODNESS THIS TASTE IN MY MOUTH!! I can’t get it to go away for anything! Every swallow, sip, or tiny bite of food brings it on. If I don’t breath deep enough, I taste it.
I’m beginning to get so frustrated and I’m regretting getting this surgery 110%.
I believe the scabs are coming off, and all I can do is gag at the feel of my tongue brushing up against the disgustingness going on back there.
I’m so tired of this!

Sabrina Sanchez
March 15, 2015 12:48 pm

Oh im so sorry that you feel so bad. My grandson who is 4 yrs. Old with mild autism had to get his tonsils and adnoids also they put tubes in his ears. So he is all cut up in side and the hospital send him home with only tylenol he was in so much pain so I took him to the emergency and they gave him stronger tylenol with codine. Me and my husband have to hold him down to give him the medicine he refuses to take it every time but then 1 hour latter he fills better to drink . He also is on day 6 because of his autism he dont like ice cream or ice pops pudding jello mashed potato well he dont like to eat really anything to him everything is mess. Those are his words we are giving him apple juice to keep him hydrated and his suger normal. Is there any thing at all that I could do that helps you feel better. I sorry I know you feel horrible but I havent seen any scabs will he cough them up or will the scabs go down with the juice. What should I expect . Conserned grandmother thank you for taking the time to read this. I hope you feel better soon.

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