Two-year-old conjoined twins from California, Angelina and Angelica Sabuco, have been successfully separated after having faced each other since they were born. A team of 40 doctors and nurses at Stanford University's children's hospital performed the lengthy surgery.
It took more than nine hours for doctors to separate the conjoined twins. What an exhausting time that must have been, and their parents had to be incredibly worried while Angelina and Angelica were in surgery.
After they were separated, the girls were moved to their own operating rooms for the surgery to reconstruct the areas where they had been conjoined. After that, they were placed in ICU.
The girls' tearful mother Ginady Sabuco said, "This is a dream come true. Words cannot express how the family feels." Doctors also announced that the surgery to separate the conjoined twins was successful, and the expected outcome is two happy and healthy girls once they recover. That is such amazing news for everybody involved.
When the girls go home in about two weeks, they will join their 10-year-old brother, who will no doubt be excited to be able to play with each of his sisters separately if he wants to. Of course because they are twins, they will probably still remain incredibly close.
Can you believe that after such a long, life-changing surgery these girls will be back home in as little as two weeks? Doctors hope they will wake up tomorrow. The twins were sedated after the long surgery to aid in their healing process. What a happy ending to what was obviously a very long day.
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