Doctors had warned the parents that their twin daughters were fused at the chest and abdomen in their mother’s womb.
They were born in 2006 in Minnesota, United States. Their birth was a sensational event.
The surgeons were considering how to separate the conjoined twins, Baby Isabelle and Abby Carlsen, and were seeking safe ways for the surgical intervention.
Amy and Jesse Carlsen, the parents of the children, had to agree with the doctors for a rather complicated intervention, as some of the twins’ organs were shared.
Finally, the conjoined twins underwent the long-awaited surgery.
The operation took place at the Mayo Clinic and lasted nearly 12 hours, with a surgical team comprising over fifteen members.
Despite the significant risks for the twins, their separation was successful, but they remained in the hospital for over six months.
This intervention was a real miracle because one twin’s heart was in the other’s chest, some of the sisters’ organs were shared, for example, the liver, and there were organs that were intertwined.
When the girls were ten years old, they were interviewed on a television show and talked about their lives.
At that time, they were in the 4th grade and were into gymnastics.
The girls had different tastes and spent their time differently, but they were the closest people to each other.
Looking at their childhood photos, the girls don’t believe they were conjoined twins.