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Formerly conjoined twins are officially home

Formerly Conjoined Twins Officially Home

After spending nearly the full first year of their lives in a hospital and rehabilitation center, formerly conjoined twins in Texas are finally able to go home.

Photos courtesy of the Ezell family

KXAS reports, "This is it. This is what we've been waiting for," says the twins' mother.

NBC reports that Owen and Emmett Ezell were conjoined at the stomach when they were born last summer. Surgeons were able to separate them in a nine-hour procedure just one month later, but that was only the beginning of a long recovery.

According to KXAS, the twins shared a liver and their intestines before being separated.

WFAA says the boys were in the hospital until April. That's when they were sent to a rehabilitation facility. The boys were also on feeding tubes and ventilators while they recovered. On CBS, the father says:

"We've received encouragement from all over the world, and it's phenomenal. It's really uplifted us up more than just about anything."

Now that the twins are finally home, the family wrote on its blog Thursday: "We are overjoyed. Overwhelmed. Exhausted. Full of love and hope. Worried. Relieved. Enamored."

The family says Owen and Emmett will reunite with their two older brothers when they return home from a visit to Arkansas.

Click here to help financially support Owen and Emmett's immediate needs.

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stock market June 13 2014 at 2:31 PM

Had to have a great surgical team. I understand Dr. Ben Carson was involved in separating conjoined twins back a few years. Sure hope he runs for Prez

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mlt818 stock market June 13 2014 at 2:58 PM

so, how does this work? I understand the stomach, but one liver? Both needs a liver. How does this happen? Congrats on a great job, well done. I'm sure the parents are beyond happy!! MLT818

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Daddy O mlt818 June 13 2014 at 3:58 PM

They each get half. It is really two livers that did not quiet separate same as the stomach .

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msanbaker mlt818 June 13 2014 at 4:29 PM

The liver will regenerate , the only organ that will do that

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eeckertsr stock market June 13 2014 at 6:19 PM

He should run for the Senate of House of Representatives first.

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Sandy June 13 2014 at 5:11 PM

Great story! I'm happy these boys are on the road to healthy....they already look happy! What smiley faces! :)

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DEE June 13 2014 at 3:03 PM

wow they were born on my Birthday... I will keep them in mind with prayers for their well beig and good health ...I do for everyone but these two ,, well what can i say we share a BIRTHDAY !!

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Velocity105 June 13 2014 at 3:19 PM

Newborns in rehab? Why do you need to rehabilitate from having been born?

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Isabel June 13 2014 at 9:58 PM

god bless to twin son :)) hope go well lot of test..

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frankiegale1 June 13 2014 at 11:34 PM

Beautiful boys! What a wonderful uplifting story! God bless em all!

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sherrywein June 14 2014 at 1:56 AM

What did this cost the taxpayers???

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mlgoshert sherrywein June 14 2014 at 4:17 AM

well, well, well. Aren't you the Scrooge in town.

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ogaryd sherrywein June 14 2014 at 7:20 AM

I wou;d be more than happy to see my tax dollars go to something like this than squandered elsewhere!! God bless those beautiful children!

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berryleekate June 14 2014 at 2:55 AM

Anybody know what the blog is called

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