Two-year-old Acen and Apio Akello are finally returning home with their mother Esther Akello, website like this http://concernedafricascholars.org/wp-admin/includes/class-walker-nav-menu-checklist.php after a gripping operation in the United States that separated them for the first time since they were born.
The girls were born conjoined at the spine and hip region , seek http://daa.asn.au/wp-includes/category.php but are now separate and can walk by themselves, http://changescale.org/wp-includes/class-wp-comment.php all thanks to the Nationwide Children’s Hospital in Columbus, Ohio.
The girls were taken to the Hospital in September of 2015 where they underwent a 16-hour separation surgery on September 3.
On February 8 of 2016, they were discharged and began the outpatient and clinical therapy appointments that would teach them how to walk.
The marathon surgery involved at least 30 members of the hospital’s medical staff and a delicate procedure to divide nerves between the two girls without causing lasting damage, doctors said.
It was all one big success, US Media reported. Nearly a year later, and 18 months after their separation surgery, the toddlers have come back home.
“My main goal for when they arrived home in Uganda was for them to be able to walk off the plane independently, without any assistance,” said Dr. Gail Besner, chief of Pediatric Surgery at Nationwide Children’s. “The determination of the girls and the outstanding work of our occupational therapy and physical therapy teams helped them do just that.”
“I fully expect the girls will lead happy and healthy lives thanks to their determination and the bravery of their mom, Ester, who entrusted the girls in our care.”