Tonsillectomy Day 6 -Scabs Bleeding?

Tonsillectomy Recovery Day by Day

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.

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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June 1, 2016 2:40 am

Day 6. My daughter (11) and I (35) both had tissue-welding T&As on May 25th. Day 6; change in my meds; the Toradol is out. Swelling is outrageous and I can no longer talk. I have my mother call my doctor for me and ask him to prescribe me some more; he says he can’t now it is just Hydrocodone/Acetaminophen and Ibuprofen for both of us. In the morning when I drink I think I taste blood. I don’t know the difference between the nasty white coating/phlegm and scabs in the back of my throat. It all looks and smells nasty. I no longer want to go to sleep for fear of drying out my throat. No more naps and no more food. Trying to force down water. Daughter still seems to be eating okay, but she also is complaining of more pain and ear aches and still is crying sometimes. I can eat after I take my dose of H/A. I wonder how it would be if I stopped the pain meds. I try to go a little longer without them and my tongue starts shaking. Withdrawal or pain? I take my meds and shaking stops. I am able to force down a little more water. I do not feel like I am drinking enough. I also gargle with salt water for the first time. I am not in excruciating pain, but I cannot sleep and I cannot swallow even my spit. Decide maybe I should research about this recovery process and read every single post on this forum. I have gotten maybe 3 hours of sleep today. Swallowing is like razors so I try not to do that, but everything else is okay. Just trying to make it through the next couple of days without dying of pain and not sure if I should continue the pain meds or try and stop them. I am past due for my next ones and think I should just try to go without them as long as I can get some water down. Daughter did get up and take her meds and cry for her ear pain. She is sleeping now. And we’re almost into Day 7. I’m hoping she is over the worst of it all. We shall see.

May 31, 2016 11:55 pm

Day 6 is just as bad as day 3 which was the most painful for me. I woke up today with a crushing pain in my right was so bad that I panicked. Checked my med schedule to see if I could take the next pain killer but no, I had two more hours to wait! It was agonizing! I tried everything including placing an ice pack on my ear. Gave little comfort as I was then super aware of the awful pain.then I was crying my eyes out just praying for the pain to stop. When I could no longer take it (felt like I was going to pass out at this point), I decided to take the meds anyway. I was finally able to calm down and get another two hours rest before waking up again experiencing the same intensity of pain. Called my doctor and he recommended Arcadia 120mg which is the highest dose according to him. Got someone to buy it and it was a total godsend! It wasn’t as fast acting like my usual pain killer but boy, once it kicks in, you can tell the huge difference. Was told I have to take it only once a day which I don’t mind as long as it does its job in keeping the pain at bay. If all goes well til night time, I’ll keep on using this drug. My fingers are crossed. Hoping tomorrow will be a better day!

May 13, 2016 3:17 am

So, up till Day 6 the four hourly pain relief worked nicely. Till day 6 when for some mad bad reason I slept six hours. And that was the Nasty Turning Point.
Pain to the roof. Earache like the worst I ever remember as a child. Felt like my head had been in a medieval vice, which had a tongue pulling extension. I think a scab had removed the previous night . Staggered round and by 11.00 am could mumble to my work colleagues ( I work from home ) that I was def cancelling all next weeks appointments as I’d been way too optimistic.
Controlled the pain by extra codeine and strict timed four hourly meds ( and some therapeutic eBay shoe shopping.)