Siamese defy all odds
United States, September 16, 2011
Siamese twins were born by emergency caesarean in January, six weeks ahead of schedule. They were joined at the back of the pelvis and gastrointestinal tract and could not see their faces.
Doctors at the Le Bonheur Children Hospital in Memphis could separate Joshua and Jacob after a long operation.
Jacob’s heart problem forced doctors to separate the babies, who remains in intensive care and will undergo more surgeries, and Joshua is already out of the unit and expected to return home soon.
One of the surgeons said, “Joshua is fine and although Jacob has heart problems the team is confident that the treatment will be successful.”
This surgery is considered a medical miracle; Joshua and Jacob defied all odds and survived the separation after 13 hours of surgery.