Talia and Taleen have shown excellent progress on the third day following their separation surgery. The artificial respirator was discontinued from Taleen at 2130 hours (06 October 2003), and she started to breath spontaneously. Today, both twin are breathing normally, opening their eyes, smiling, and interacting with their parents. Their urinary catheters were removed, as well as the artery catheters (used to monitor blood pressure), were removed from both twin.
It is expected that both twin will begin gradual feeding today, and the central venous catheters may be removed later on today. Their cardiac respiratory and renal systems are all stable and their livers are returning to normal function.