Separated twins leave Philadelphia hospital in time for the holidays

Modesto Morganelli
Novembre 21, 2017

Previously conjoined twins from North Carolina have gone home, just four months after surgery in Philadelphia separated them, according to The Charlotte Observer.

They underwent an 11-hour surgery in June at Children's Hospital of Philadelphia when they were 10 months old.

After 458 days, Erin and Abby Delaney left the Children's Hospital of Philadelphia Monday morning.

"The girls are inspiring", Heather Delaney, mother to Erin and Abby, said in a statement. "It's scary to see the girls who we have become very emotionally attached to on the brink and they came out okay", said Dr. Jesse A. Taylor. The girls are from North Carolina.

Childrens Hospital of Philadelphia Five months after surgery Erin and Abby Delaney are thriving and were sent home to North Carolina
Childrens Hospital of Philadelphia Five months after surgery Erin and Abby Delaney are thriving and were sent home to North Carolina

The girls will need more surgeries as they grow, but the Philadelphia hospital says doctors are optimistic.

And their parents are thrilled the girls are coming home. "They've never lived outside hospital walls and they're still happy, not afraid of people it's just wonderful to see they're so fearless through all of this", said the twins' mom, Heather Riley.

The twins, born at CHOP in July 2016, were fused at the top of their skulls in a condition known as craniopagus, the least common type of conjoined twins.

The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia has separated 24 sets of conjoined twins since 1957, the hospital said. Both Erin and Abby continue to receive daily therapy at the hospital.

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