The co-joined twins, who were separated in Kenya’s historic surgery, were yesterday discharged from the Kenyatta National Hospital (KNH), where they have been under observation for the last eight months.
Doctors at the Kenyatta National Hospital successfully separated Blessing and Favour on 1st November 2016, in a delicate 23-hour surgery that was touted as a major breakthrough in Africa’s healthcare as it’s the first ever sarcophagus surgery in Sub-Saharan Africa.
Prior to the surgery, the Siamese twins had been admitted in the Specialized Surgical Paediatric Ward for over two years to allow development of key organs and also enable them gain appropriate muscles to withstand the surgery.
Blessing and Favour were born each fully formed but their lower spines and rump were fused together and they shared an excretory opening.
Doctors have said they will continue to closely monitor the girl’s internal organs.