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Formerly conjoined twins well enough to head home

Formerly Conjoined Twins Released From Dallas Hospital

A set of formerly conjoined twins separated at a Dallas hospital last summer are taking a big step toward heading home.

Formerly conjoined twins Emmett and Owen were born last July and separated in Dallas in August. Since then, they have lived in the neonatal intensive care unit.

KDFW notes officials at Medical City Children's Hospital say, now that the Ezell twins are stronger, they're ready to move from the hospital to a rehab center later this week.

The twins' mother Jenni told KXAS, "I am so excited. I am shaking I am so excited. We have been waiting months for this and it's finally here."

The now 9-month-old boys have come a long way to get to this point.

According to NBC, Emmett and Owen were born connected from the chest to the bellybutton - they even shared a liver and intestines and had a small area on their lower stomach that wasn't covered by skin or muscles.

The twins' parents were told there was little hope that the boys would survive. But during a challenging nine-hour surgery, doctors were able to safely separate them.

A doctor told WFAA "God causes things to happen, and in looking at their care, and everything that's gone on, it's just a real privilege to be a part of that."

ABC reports, while the boys are in the rehab facility, the Ezell family will learn how to manage the twins' feeding tubes and breathing tubes until they can eat and breathe on their own.

And after that? The Ezells hope they can soon bring their "little miracles" home to join their other two sons.

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Rhoda April 17 2014 at 10:39 AM

Good news, they are so cute.

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Trish April 17 2014 at 12:09 AM

How wonderful, I am so very happy for them. The little boys are so cute, good luck and stay healthy.

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Laura April 16 2014 at 10:32 PM

Yay! Glad that the little tykes are okay and I am hoping that they continue on to have healthy lives. I wonder if they will somehow "remember" that they were once joined...maybe not consciously, but somewhere deep in their minds. :)

You are very lucky parents, Mom and Dad and I am happy that your little ones will be here to give you happiness! Remember...we are not guaranteed tomorrow, so enjoy life now!

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ciara220 April 17 2014 at 9:55 AM

Bless you and your family they are adorable!

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c.namid April 17 2014 at 12:12 AM

Oh just look at these two cuties... Such handsome little guys. Thank you for sharing this story...

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Karen April 17 2014 at 12:18 AM

Awww; how adorable and how awesome!

You doctors ROCK........................

Good luck little men.

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kjasperkc April 17 2014 at 12:36 AM

Such precious little babies those little boys are! How glorious that they are going home at long last!

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klassikars April 17 2014 at 12:56 AM

What a lively looking pair of little guys. Wish them all the best, and their parents too!

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SKCRCPUSCG April 17 2014 at 1:31 AM

Al Green's song: " You are so beautiful to me"... describes these babies best. These cuties are a true reminder of how precious life really is.

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hoppinhogz April 17 2014 at 1:32 AM

They are beautiful.

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