One of Formerly Joined Twins Leaves Hospital Following Year of TreatmentCraig Dalton (Author) Published Date : Jan 24, 2016 23:18 IST
A family from Florida has welcomed their son at home, after the infant spent more than one year at a hospital after being born conjoined with his brother.
The two brothers Carter and Conner were born during December of 2014. The two were conjoined along their abdomen, shared their small intestine and had fused livers. The infants went through multiple surgeries, including a surgery of 12 hours that separated the two in May of 2015.
Conner spent his first complete of days a home this week with parents Bryan Mirabal and Michelle Brantley. Mirabal said he was looking forward to finally spending time at home with his son.
He said he wanted to teach his son about dogs, cars and all the things a dad does with his son.
However, on their mind at all times is Carter, who is still receiving treatment
Until this week, Conner spent every day of his life in the hospital with brother Carter.
When Connor received his discharge from the hospital, it meant that the youngster of 13 months had to say goodbye to his brother for just the first time. The two played for a short time before Connor left for home.
Dr. Daniel Robie, a Newborns Children s Specialty Care surgeon as well as a being a pediatric surgeon for Wolfson Children s Hospital and staff would miss Conner they said after seeing him nearly every day for one year.
Robie said the staff would be sad to see Connor go, but know he needs to feel nurtured and cared for by month and dad.
While Conner is only 13 months old, the youngster appeared to grasp the idea that he was saying good-bye for the very first time to the medical staff.
One of Formerly Joined Twins Leaves Hospital Following Year of Treatment