This is my daughter, Kirsten, and her family. These shots were taken whilst they cycled around parts of the state of Tasmania during Easter 2011. At that stage, they were oblivious to the ameloblastoma pedaling with them.
Kirsten is in an induced coma for the next 12 hours or so. There are tubes everywhere. She did not need any blood transfusions but took 4 litres of fluid and is quite puffy. Her vitals are strong, with maybe her heart a bit fast. The nurse on duty when my son-in-law visited just now, was happy both with Kirsten's colour and with the colour of her new new jawbone.
Kirsten has been writing a blog to help her understand what was happening to her and how it was going to be 'fixed'. When she googled she could not find enough 'reliable' and detailed information, and she thrives on information-overload (she has law degrees). So, for herself, and for future sufferers, she started a blog. There is one particular post which is a good summary: http://marsupialmum.wordpress.com/2011/07/20/reconstruction/
Having read that, you are welcome to go to 'Home' and follow the postings by her husband, Darren. Kirsten hopes to post from her ICU bed by week's end. I hope she does, too. She is one courageous woman. Her father and I hope to catch a glimpse of her tomorrow afternoon.