Just got a moment to check posts and respond.
Thanks everyone for sharing information and your stories. Boy, some of you have been through a lot!
Well she had a newer proceedure and actually drank about 6 glasses of water when she first woke up and was talking a blue streak - the first day. She ate well and drank a lot and by the evening she wanted scrambled eggs, which she wasn't supposed to have for a couple of days. However she wanted them, we made them and they went down well. the second day her throat was a bit more sore. Yesterday and today, she is having a lot more discomfort when she talks and her ears hurt, that is all normal. She is sleeping better today.
She is one of those people that gets hypher from anaestetic. so today I guess she is finally sleeping more. At least we found out she tolerates that well.
Haha, we have tried all of the foods you have mentioned, my fridge and freezer are full of easy-to-swallow things, haha. I have run soups through the blender as she really wants something slightly warm that isn't sweet, you can get sick of sweets, haha! So Jello gelatin, puddings, icecream, Freezies and Popsicles, Gatorade, iced tea, apple juice and iced water go well. She isn't drinking any sodas, which is really unusual for her, even flat she isn't tolerating them well. Scrambled eggs seem to be a favourite. Instant oatmeal is going well when mixed with milk. Mashed potatoes tasted strange to her. But Jello seems to be the thing that soothes her throat the best, strangely enough. We did buy baby food and we have homemade applesauce which she likes.
I have been giving her the pain killers prescribed, Tylenol 3 with codeine. They offered a liquid pain killer, but she didn't want it, surprisingly.
Her ears are really bothering her, I guess the operation affects the nerves.
So she is doing very well, I think. She is amazingly tolerant of pain. Haha, don't know where she gets that from!
Thanks for all of the advice and sharing your stories. Hopefully I will be able to get back on the site more, as the days go by.
Hugs Squirrelly Cakes