Hence, it is necessary to perform multiple interventions over a few months. The regenerative capacity of infants is higher when they are younger. Separating conjoined twins is a complicated surgical procedure that requires a long and challenging recovery period. A team of around 30 experts, including doctors, nurses, and medical staff from neurosurgery, plastic and reconstructive surgery, and anesthesiology, worked together in the separation operation, which lasted for roughly 11 hours.
The entire process was quite long and had numerous highs and lows, which affected the team members as well as the girls themselves on an emotional and physical level.
The twins who were previously conjoined require urgent and specialized care after their separation. Following their surgery, a team of surgeons, nutritionists, developmental pediatricians, and other specialists closely monitored the recovering children to ensure they received high-quality clinical care to aid in their growth and development. Additionally, they underwent intensive therapy from a group of speech, occupational, and physical therapists. In the next few years, the girls will need more surgeries to replace missing skull bones and minimize scarring.
The past two months after the surgery have been quite a ride. Despite all they have been through, these little kids remain cheerful and joyful. They have only known the hospital as their home but still manage to stay happy. Although they are scared of people, they continue to make progress through their therapies. It’s truly amazing to witness their bravery throughout this ordeal.
The adventure for the girls is not yet complete and although it may seem like we’re nearing the end, I constantly remind myself that there are still plenty of challenges to face. The major hurdle at this point is their lack of expertise in certain areas.
Initially, when they discovered this place, they were unsure of what to anticipate. However, upon arriving, they were welcomed into a close-knit community that feels like family. It’s truly a location where extraordinary things occur.