Nobody believed the twins would survive. How the girls live after the hardest operation ever

In July 2016, twins Erin and Abby Delaney were born, such an event was supposed to bring great joy to parents, but in this case the joy was replaced by a feeling of anxiety.

The babies were born 10 weeks ahead of schedule, each of them weighed 900 grams.

But the worst thing was that they had a fused brain and the doctors did not give any predictions.

The parents themselves did not think to give up, they pulled themselves together and decided to do everything for their daughters, to use the most scanty chances, just to help them.

When Erin and Abby were 11 months old, the doctors decided on a complicated operation.

The operation lasted 11 hours, the babies were separated and fortunately both survived.

At the moment, the girls are almost 4 years old.

They feel good.

“I admire our babies. They are so wonderful and they are real heroes.”

The doctors were satisfied with the operation, they regularly monitor how the girls grow and develop, and this gives them hope for the same successful operations in the future.

By the way, this operation was the first in the history of medicine when Siamese twins were separated at such an early age.

“I can admit that we were scared ourselves.

But we tried to turn off these emotions and operate on the children, no matter what,” Dr. Hoyer shared.

After the operation, the babies were put into an artificial coma so that their bodies could recover from the stress.

Now both girls are undergoing therapy to restore those brain functions that did not develop while they were connected.

Of course, other operations are waiting for the sisters in the coming years — they will have to reconstruct their cranial boxes and insert the missing bones.

Happy parents Erin and Abby are very grateful to the doctors for the fact that their girls are growing up next to them and very much hope that they have a happy and amazing life ahead of them, which they deserved after experiencing such trials.