|Dr. Abdullah Al Rabeeah, Chief Surgeon and Head of the Multidisciplinary Team stated today, 28 March 2006, that three and a half (3½) weeks after the successful separation operation, the Moroccan conjoined twins Hafsah and Elham continue to do well. Their condition has completely stabilized and they have been discharged from the Pediatric Intensive Care Unit (PICU) and moved to the General Pediatric Ward (Ward 7).|
The twins have recovered completely and all their vital organs, activities and interaction with their parents and surroundings have returned to normal. Dr. Abdullah Al Rabeeah further stated that both twins are bottle feeding, gaining weight, moving and smiling in a normal way. Their wounds are healing and there are no signs of infection or complications.
Hasfah and Elham will be subjected to an intensive physiotherapy and rehabilitation program in order to strengthen their lower limbs enough to enable them to stand and walk in the future. They are expected to remain in Ward 7 for four to six (4-6) weeks.
All members of the Multidisciplinary Team are happy with the twins progress, including their parents.