Two girls in a set of triplets had to be recently separated as they were conjoined at the waist. The girls are one year old now and underwent an hourslong surgery last month to separate them.
The girls, Ximena (huh-MEE’-nuh) and Scarlett Hernandez-Torres, shared a bladder and other organs. Driscoll Children’s Hospital in Corpus Christi released the girls this past Wednesday, a spokesman for the hospital confirmed.
Doctors have a positive outlook for the children’s recovery and say the girls will require additional surgeries as they grow.
Their triplet sister, Catalina, was born without serious health issues.
Photo: Joshua Thelin/Driscoll Children’s Hospital