Problem with throat
Last Friday night (actually, the Friday before last, so more like 10 days ago) I came down with a sore throat and when I woke in the morning I had the absolute worst sore throat ever and had a little fever. As the days went by I developed a bad cough, which my doctor said was pneumonia (I'm prone to that because of weak lungs). My cough cleared last night. On this past Friday I started getting the occasional sensation that something was blocking my airway at the bottom of my throat (like where your trachea is). Now it is a constant feeling. I feel like the airway is partially blocked and have trouble swallowing. It feels stiff on the left side at the bottom of my throat. The only way I am comfortable breathing is if I use my BiPap machine. My mom says this will go away and is probably just irritation, but it's getting worse. What could this be?