I am a palaeontologist living and working in Alice Springs, in the red centre of Australia. I moved here with my wife and three kids from Johannesburg, South Africa. I used to focus my research on dinosaurs, and it is fair to say I am still a dino nut but these days I work on fossils from the NT, be they turtles, tassie tigers or anything else. In my spare time I like to watch birds, catch beetles, lizards and snakes and generally find out as much about the species around me as I can.
Thankyou for everyones kind support, it meant a lot to us. Anwen's operation was a complete success. The tumor was indeed attached to the underlying vein but the surgeon was able to sepparate them without any problems. The whole operation took just under an hour. After a short stay in hospital just to monitor her after the anaesthetic we took our smiling baby girl home. I'm now basking in a glow of relief and the knowledge that we made the right decision to have it removed.