Mum says a sign of feeling better is an appetite returning, and today mum managed to keep down some ramen noodles and an apple which has made her feel much better. Her sore throat has eased by 90% over the day, making her feel much better. The pain had been right below her mandible and felt like it was in the deep tissues surrounding her neck, making it difficult to swallow and she was unable to lie down for 3 days, as as soon as she got flat the pain would increase after a couple of minutes and make her jump up.
She agreed with the dr that she saw that there was no external swelling or difficulty breathing which are warning signs, and her blood test results came back as normal, which the dr said was probably that something was very irritated and swollen, but not infected. Anyway mum is glad that it is almost over. A couple of times over the weekend she was tempted to call the ambulance to go to the hospital as the pain was super intense and getting unbearable and not being managed by the pain relief.
So now she is off to get some rest and hopefully have a bit more normal tomorrow.