Nope, you don’t have double vision, you are seeing two sweet and adorable twins, Abby and Erin! These special ladies were diagnosed as conjoined twins while in utero during the first trimester. Abby and Erin are 1 in 2.5 million and make up 2% of all conjoined twins.
When Abby and Erin were born, they were each about 2lbs and 1oz and were as pretty as ever. They were born at 30 weeks and 4 days and had no complications. Several months later, hundreds of tests and procedures later, the girl’s medical team decided that the girls could be successfully separated, Erin and Abby underwent a successful 16-hour surgery to separate them.
After 485 days, hundreds of tests, procedures, surgeries, and specialists, they would celebrate their first holiday, Christmas, together as a family, at home, in North Carolina!
They are thrilled to have found an extended family in The Sandbox, where they feel welcomed, accepted and understood. Being in the company of other families experiencing the challenges of having medically complex children is of great comfort.
Erin and Abby’s mom and dad share these words with us as the words they live by, “And we know that in all things God works for the good of those who love him, who have been called according to his purpose,” Romans 8:28.