2-Year-Old Siamese Twins Joined At The Head Recovered After An 11-Hour Operation. How Have Their Lives Changed?
February 6, 2019 09:36 By Fabiosa
According to statistics, conjoined twins occur once in every 60,000 births. But what happened in the case of Erin and Abby happens only in 2% of such cases – they were born joined at the head. But, the good news is that in 2017, their team of doctors performed a miracle! During an 11-hour operation, a group of 30 doctors managed to safely separate the girls and save their lives!
How the girls’ lives were saved
Erin and Abby underwent the most difficult operation when they were 10 months old. The young parents, Heather and Riley, knew what to expect already during pregnancy, but nevertheless decided to continue to fight for their children’s lives!
As it turned out, the risk was justified when the operation ended successfully thanks to the collaboration of highly qualified specialists from different medical fields! After rehabilitation, Erin was released from the hospital a little earlier, because Abby's skull sustained much more damage than hers. Now, doctors are fairly optimistic in their prognoses.
How the babies are feeling now
Now, the girls are 2 years old. They are receiving speech, physiological, and other therapies for complex development. The twins are growing up, and they are about average height for their age. Both girls require therapeutic equipment to learn how to walk.
Both girls have already said their first words. They say ‘Mama’ and ‘Dada.’ According to Heather, the girls feel their unusual connection.
As you can see, despite all the difficulties these babies and their parents have been through, the sisters make a solid case that everyone deserves a chance in this life!