UPDATE: The twin boys that were attached at the head until 13 months old have surfaced.
The two one-year-old formerly conjoined twins endured a 27-hour operation to get separated. The surgery was led by Dr. James Goodrich, who performed at a New York City hospital, making the procedure the 59th separation surgery.
As of now the twin boys, Jadon and Anias are “right on target, if not ahead of schedule,” the lead surgeon told CNN.
Since the days of the operation, the young men have had their breathing tubes removed and Jadon has regained full functionality, even though immediately after the procedure, the young man suffered partial paralysis on his left side.
However, Anias, the other twin does continue to suffer from seizures, a happening that is common after brain surgery, to keep them in check the medical team has put him on medication.
Early on Thursday afternoon, Nicole McDonald posted to Facebook on the status of her children, providing answers to questions and a testimony.
Saying, “Through the curse we have found many blessings. You all are part of the good that has come from something seemingly impossible.”
As a mother, she provides a perspective on how her family is healing after surgery, beginning with her son Jadon. Saying,”He is nothing short of a miracle” because he defied the odds stacked against him.
The young boy according to her, showed some milestones in the 4 week journey that has been documented. Citing,”Today he is reaching for toys with boys hands and kicking both legs, although his left side is still weaker than his right.”
When it comes to the other son, Anias, she said, his journey has and will be much harder.
Explaining, “He will now need further reconstruction when he is older and will need to wear a helmet until that reconstruction takes place. Right now, only his scalp covers the top of his head. He lost more skin than Jadon and required two very large skin grafts, which means, of course, he will have less hair.”
In the statement, the mother said, “I am humbled by all of the support that people all over the world are extending to our beautiful babies…and to our family as a whole. With all that is going on in the news, with all the hate…and the hurt…I can’t help but smile because I get to see all the love and all the compassion that really lies in the hearts of most people.”
Faithwire originally reported the story back at the beginning of October asking for prayers for the family as they embark on the surgeries. At the time, Mrs. McDonald explained the fate of her children was up to God.