I’m really sorry to hear about your daughter. It is never good to be in pain. I hope she gets better – especially gets rid of the pain – soon.
Am I right to think she has had a craniotomy? Or has she had an embolization? I tend to think of a craniotomy as a major assault on the brain, so what Merl and Teiry say is right… a week post op CAN be ok but it CAN be very very early.
Did she have a bleed before the AVM was discovered? Again, the damage done by an actual bleed can be a big thing. Some of her pain could be from the effects of that, I suppose.
As the ladies say, this is big stuff and it is very early.
Tell us a bit more about what she has had and we may be able to offer more specific support / others who have had similar experience may chip in. Ask anything you like. We are keen to be here for you.
Depending on the scale of the op and any damage done by a bleed, recovery can take a very long time. Too long to be fair sometimes.
Very best wishes,