Resident Dr. Mumert was in to see Natalie on behalf of Dr. Kestle. We discussed the swelling on the right side of Natalie’s face that is due to the surgery. There were cuts made in the muscle of her right temple and in the muscles she uses for chewing, so swelling can continue and could get worse for a little while. This will probably be the soreness that lasts longest, but will get better faster with use.
Natalie just feels terrible so she doesn’t even want to look at the camera right now. I don’t blame her. This photo was taken after she received some morphine so she’s definitely feeling “heavy” here. She’s awake but out of it.