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Once-conjoined twins going to rehab 9 weeks after separation

5 years 9 months 2 weeks ago Thursday, December 15 2016 Dec 15, 2016 December 15, 2016 9:09 AM December 15, 2016 in News
Source: Associated Press
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NEW YORK - Formerly conjoined twins Jadon and Anias McDonald have been transferred to a new hospital to begin rehabilitation nine weeks after being separated.

The twins were separated in a 20-hour procedure at New York City's Montefiore Medical Center on Oct. 13 and 14. The hospital says they have been transferred to Blythedale Children's Hospital in suburban Westchester, where they will receive specialized rehabilitation care.

The now 15-month-old twins were attached at the brain and the skull. The hospital says the boys suffered infections following the surgery, and Anias developed seizures that are now being controlled with medication. The hospital says seizures aren't uncommon among twins who were conjoined at the brain.

Dr. James Goodrich, who helped lead the surgical team, says doctors are "amazed by how well the boys are bouncing back."

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