Ahmed and Mohammed the Malaysian Siamese conjoined twin who were separated at King Abdulaziz Medical City National Guard, Riyadh, by a multidisciplinary team headed by Dr Abdullah Al Rabeeah on Tuesday 17 September 2002, have done remarkably well. In less than a month they have recovered all of their systems back to normal.
At present they are eating normally and prefer mostly rice, chicken and soup. Mohammed, contrary to the last few weeks, now eats more than Ahmed. However, both enjoy reading their favorite Malay stories and playing with their many toys given to them by both Saudi and Malaysian fans. Their hearts, kidneys, liver and gastrointestinal systems are normal. They have commenced a heavy physiotherapy and rehabilitation program to enable their muscles to grow and become strong in preparation for walking.
The good news is that both Ahmed and Mohammed started to stand on their single lower extremity during the past few days, and they can now stand for about 10 minutes and are getting stronger ever day. Also, measurements were taken last week for the artificial lower limb (prosthesis) for both Ahmed and Mohammed. It is expected that the artificial lower limbs will be ready within the next three weeks, as stated by Dr Abdullah Al Rabeeah, head of the medical and surgical teams.