“It Really Now is Up to God” – Conjoined Twins Successfully Separated, Waiting Begins

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Two 13-month-year-old boys were successfully separated at Montefiore Medical Center’s Children’s Hospital in Bronx, New York, early Friday morning, making this the 59th craniopagus separation surgery since the early 1950’s.

The one-year-old’s attached at the head endured a 16 hour procedure led by expert, Dr. James Goodrich.

According to the mother of the twin boys, Nicole, Goodrich categorized it “as the hardest case he’s ever encountered.”CNN reported that, the parents of Jadon and Anias McDonald, agonized over making the decision to proceed with surgery because of the major risks, including death or long term brain damage for one or both the young little ones.

Mrs. McDonald stated in her Friday 5 a.m. social media post shortly after the rare surgery completed that, “The amount of vasculature involved was much more complex than all of those high-tech imaging systems could show. There was a point where Dr. Goodrich debated stopping the whole procedure because it was just too risky but an opening presented itself and they went for it and it ended up being the right call.”

But, the future of the Illinois based twins, Jadon and Anias are unknown. During the dissection, “Anias’ blood pressure and heart rate dropped with each cut of the dura (the covering of the brain). These drops have stabilized since being fully separated but he is on medication to keep this stable.”

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