The right to life: 1.5-year-old Siamese twins, born with fused heads, recovered after a complicated operation and rejoice every dayBy Pictolic https://pictolic.com/en/article/the-right-to-life-15-year-old-siamese-twins-born-with-fused-heads-recovered-after-a-complicated-operation-and-rejoice-every-day
These cute crumbs have recently been on the verge of life and death. Having been born with one brain for two, the girls had almost no chance of a normal existence. But the parents' faith in a miracle and the high professionalism of the surgeons gave them the right to life. How we managed to save two twin sisters, read on.
Eighteen-month-old twin sisters, who were born with a fused brain, are now actively developing, like other children of their age, admiring doctors. Erin and Abbey Delaney (Erin and Abbey Delaney) suffered the riskiest separation in the world, having a slim chance that both will survive. The 11-hour operation in Philadelphia ended with complete success: the sisters separated their heads from each other and stayed together in this world.Now the girls live in North Carolina, at their home in Mooresville. Parents can't get enough of their crumbs.
The progress of the twins inspires doctors and gives hope for high results of such operations in the future.
During the operation, Abby almost died because she started bleeding heavily after separating from her sister. The girl did not have a sagittal sinus, an organ that is responsible for removing blood from the brain and cranial bones. This slowed down Abby's recovery process by several months, compared to Erin.After the operation, the twins were put into an artificial coma for a week to allow their bodies to recover after separation. Erin woke up first, and Abby woke up a few hours after her. The biggest fear was the threat of infection entering the girls' brains through the place of the former connection. To prevent this, doctors brainwashed Erin once and Abby's brain twice.Abby was recovering more slowly than her sister. She suffered a brain hemorrhage, three respiratory viral infections, blood poisoning and several other complications. Because of this, the girl had to stay in the hospital much longer than her sister.Now both girls are undergoing different types of therapies to restore and get brain functions that were not developed at the time when their bodies were interconnected. Over the next few years, they are expected to undergo plastic surgery and procedures for the reconstruction of the skull — the insertion of missing bones.The sisters survived thanks to the skill of surgeons and the parents' faith in the best. Being on the verge of death, they courageously fought for the right to live and grow together. A miracle happened, and now the young parents are happy that their babies are next to them. Now the little ones are waiting for a long and exciting journey of a lifetime, tickets for which they bought at too high a price.
And what do you think helped the twins survive after separation: a miracle or the professionalism of doctors?