Most people think that the worst is over once a person has survived a surgery. However, it is still important that the patient receives care and monitoring after the surgery.
As a provider of home care services in Georgia we make sure to look out for the common discomforts that patients experience post-surgery and any possible signs of complications.
Common discomforts after surgery often include:
- Nausea and vomiting
- Sore throat and thirst
- Soreness, pain, and swelling around the incision site
- Restlessness and sleeplessness
- Constipation and gas
These symptoms often depend on the type of surgery performed and are normal post-surgery. These should not be confused with serious signs of complications which include:
- Shock or a severe drop in blood pressure
- Hemorrhage or bleeding
- Wound infection
- Deep vein thrombosis or when a blood clots in a large vein
- Inability to empty the bladder
Are you in need of daily living assistance after your surgery? We at Magnolia Total Care can provide you with post-surgical care within the comforts of your own home.
We are a provider of home health care in Savannah, Georgia. Other than post-surgical care, our services include dementia care, physical disability support, non-medical transportation, personal care, skilled nursing, and others.