Photos of recently separated conjoined twin babies emerge
Anias and Jadon McDonald, 13-month-old twins who were born conjoined at the head, were recently separated after a 16-hour surgery.
Their parents, Nicole and Christian, just shared pictures to document their progress.
"When they told me they were wheeling Jadon up first, it took me a second to comprehend," Nicole wrote in her post."I actually asked why they rearranged the room because I hadn't really internalized the idea that there would be 2 beds in here."
Anias had to undergo more extensive surgery than his brother, Nicole said on Facebook.
He was in surgery five hours longer than his brother.
When they were finally reunited, Nicole was ecstatic.
She wrote on Facebook:
Finally reunited. How surreal. I now realize that I always saw you as separate because seeing you like this is really nothing different to me. When I stand at your bedside, Jadon, it's almost as if Anias is still there. Anias, when I leaned over you I protected my hair from Jadon. But the view is still the same. This is how I always saw you. I love you so much. Now it's time to step forward into the new chapter of our life. I'm ready to fight and I know you are too. Thank you, Dr Goodrich, Dr Tepper, Kamilah, Martine, Dr Kahana, Dr Mann and everyone else at Montefiore. Your hands performed a miracle today. We love you.
See the photos she uploaded: