Bum shuffles as ex-conjoined twins from Bhutan check out independence, Well being Information
It took six hours for docs to separate conjoined Bhutanese twins Nima and Dawa final week, however nurses mentioned Thursday the recovering women are nonetheless not able to go their very own methods.
“We try and have them a little bit apart, but they manage to sort of bum shuffle back together and have their legs intertwined always,” nurse Kellie Smith instructed reporters, six days after their operation.
“We did initially try and have them in two beds, but they didn’t like that at all, so they’re in the one bed together and just happy playing with one another, and it’s actually beautiful to see,” she mentioned.
Chief Surgeon Joe Crameri of the Royal Kids’s Hospital in Melbourne mentioned the 15-month-olds, who had been joined on the torso and shared a liver, had been “making good progress” regardless of “a few bumps we’re still smoothing out.”
Nurse Megan Collins mentioned the twins — whose names imply “Sun” and “Moon” — notably appreciated watching movies of The Wiggles youngsters’s music group.
“They’ll do little dance moves with their hands and what not, so it’s really nice to see them separated but they’re still really happy and wanting to be close to one another.”
The women’ mom, Bhumchu Zangmo, was initially disoriented to see her daughters in separate beds following the operation, Melbourne’s The Age newspaper reported Thursday.
“She was confused. They had their position earlier,” Tshewang Choden, a Bhutanese nurse travelling with the household, instructed the newspaper.
“We had to ask the nurses and doctors out there [which twin was which].”
The household arrived in Australia a month in the past with the assistance of an Australian charity, however docs had delayed the surgical procedure to make sure the twins had been well-enough nourished to outlive the operation.
Bhutan is a poor Himalayan kingdom the place docs didn’t have the experience to separate the women, who had been joined from the chest to the waist.
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