Doctors Weren’t Sure These Conjoined Twins Would Survive, But Look At Them Today!

Doctors Weren’t Sure These Conjoined Twins Would Survive, But Look At Them Today!

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Doctors Weren’t Sure These Conjoined Twins Would Survive, But Look At Them Today!
About one in every 200,000 live births produces a set of conjoined twins. Unfortunately, their chances of survival are only between five and 25 percent. About 40 to 60 percent of them are stillborn, and 35 percent live for one day. Despite these odds and doctors’ recommendations, Eric and Elysse Mata from Lubbock, Texas, decided […]

About one in every 200,000 live births produces a set of conjoined twins.

Unfortunately, their chances of survival are only between five and 25 percent. About 40 to 60 percent of them are stillborn, and 35 percent live for one day. Despite these odds and doctors’ recommendations, Eric and Elysse Mata from Lubbock, Texas, decided to have their baby girls.

In April 2014, they welcomed Knatalye Hope and Adeline Faith into the world. The twins were born nine weeks early, and it quickly became clear that they would need to be surgically separated.

The girls were connected by their chest wall, lungs, hearts, diaphragm, liver, intestines, colon, and pelvis. Because they each had their own heart, doctors became optimistic about separating them.

They had to spend almost a year in the intensive care unit at the Texas Children’s Hospital in Houston, so the Matas and their five-year-old son, Azariah, moved into an RV and stayed nearby.

When the twins were 10 months old, doctors began preparing for their separation surgery. Dr. Darrell Cass and his team used 3-D models and mannequins for practice.

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Think Today’s Fashion And Beauty Trends Are Weird? They Don’t Hold A Candle To These

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Think Today’s Fashion And Beauty Trends Are Weird? They Don’t Hold A Candle To These
People can say what they want about fashion and cosmetics, but there are thousands of people out there (myself included) who feel like spending an hour or two in front of a vanity every day is time well spent. After all, slaying takes work, my friends. But everyday people and beauty gurus alike know that […]

If You Find This In Your Salad Mix, It’s Time To Find A New Grocery Store

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If You Find This In Your Salad Mix, It’s Time To Find A New Grocery Store
Let’s be honest here. No on really likes eating salad. If health didn’t factor into it, most folks would choose bacon cheeseburgers over salads any day of the week. We all know, however, that salad is good for you. That just doesn’t make it taste any better. If you find yourself running out of excuses […]

Sometimes, Stupid Happens. And It Really, Really Hurts. Ouch.

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Sometimes, Stupid Happens. And It Really, Really Hurts. Ouch.
Intelligence may be a genetic inheritance or a learned trait. Whatever its origin may be, these people don’t have it. They cruise through life from one situation to the next, completely unaware of their sheer stupidity in what they say and do. Let’s face it: these people aren’t smart enough to realize they’re the butt […]

Look Outside At The Beauty In Nature!!! Ok…

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Look Outside At The Beauty In Nature!!! Ok…
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28 Celebrities Who Made 2014 The Year Of The Bob

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28 Celebrities Who Made 2014 The Year Of The Bob
Just try to make it through this without wanting to cut your hair. 1. Lauren Conrad instagram.com Just after her wedding, Lauren said good-bye to her Pinterest-perfect long locks in favor of this ridiculously stylish non-mom bob. 2. Lucy Hale instagram.com Aria Montgomery has never looked better. 3. Gabrielle Union instagram.com All hail Mrs. Dwyane […]

Alan Grayson: Democrats Accused Of “Blood Libel” If They Don’t Cater To Military Industrial Complex

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Alan Grayson: Democrats Accused Of “Blood Libel” If They Don’t Cater To Military Industrial Complex
“The country will be perfectly safe if we stop incessantly feeding the military industrial complex and military contractors with the billions upon billions in profits that they take out of taxpayers pockets each year…” View this image › AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite Democratic Rep. Alan Grayson of Florida said Tuesday Democrats get accused of the […]

Health Experts Recommend Standing Up At Desk…

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Health Experts Recommend Standing Up At Desk…
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Warning: This Is How To Tell If You’re Being Cheated On.

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Warning: This Is How To Tell If You’re Being Cheated On.
No relationship is perfect. That’s a fact we all need to accept. However, even imperfect relationships need boundaries and loyalty. It’s unfortunate, but a lot of people experience their significant other going outside of the relationship for some kind of sexual or emotional satisfaction. If you’re worried about that kind of betrayal, here are some […]

This Photo Of Lemons Could Let You Know It’s Time To Go To Your Doctor

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This Photo Of Lemons Could Let You Know It’s Time To Go To Your Doctor
Believe it or not, buying all things pink or posting hearts on Facebook does little to raise awareness about breast cancer and protect women’s health. What can do something, though, is “knowing your lemons.” Recently, breast cancer survivor Erin Smith Chieze took to Facebook to express her frustrations about breast cancer “awareness.” The newest trend […]

If You’re Sane But Find Yourself In An Asylum, Don’t Count On The System To Save You

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If You’re Sane But Find Yourself In An Asylum, Don’t Count On The System To Save You
Committing someone to a mental health facility against their will is never an easy thing to do. But if they’re truly ill, then they need to get help. If it turns out that they weren’t ill, then you can have faith that the doctors will eventually figure it out and release them…right? Well, if the […]

This Poor Dog Was Eating Sticks And Stones Before It Was Rescued.

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This Poor Dog Was Eating Sticks And Stones Before It Was Rescued.
When Alex, a severely neglected Weimaraner, was found on the streets of New Orleans, things were not looking good for him. He was starving, in bad health, and his only refuge from the city sidewalks was an overcrowded animal shelter. It seemed as if Alex would never get the chance to recover. Before he was […]

50 Surprising Facts In Black Music History

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50 Surprising Facts In Black Music History
James Brown’s dance moves don’t mean what you think they mean. View this image › Kevin Winter / Getty Images 1. Prince reportedly sent Weird Al Yankovic a telegram back in 1986, commanding the comedian to avoid eye contact with him during the entirety of the American Music Awards show. 2. Though little was known […]

When You Let Black-Eyed Children Into Your Home, Expect Things To Get Bad Quickly

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When You Let Black-Eyed Children Into Your Home, Expect Things To Get Bad Quickly
If you’ve been a follower of the paranormal for any length of time, you’ve probably heard of the dreaded Black-Eyed Children. While very little is known about their origins, the one thing that people can be sure of is that things get really terrible when people let them into their lives. And that’s exactly what […]

These Award-Winning Photos Prove That Birth Is Beautiful, No Matter What

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These Award-Winning Photos Prove That Birth Is Beautiful, No Matter What
These award-winning photos from the 2017 International Association of Professional Birth Photographers prove that childbirth is a beautiful and life-changing experience, no matter what the circumstances. That said, it’s also raw, messy, and very, very real! Nudity, bodily fluids, blood, and placentas (gasp!) are all to be expected. If that’s not up your alley, you […]

SC asks for norms to inform family of critically ill patients

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SC asks for norms to inform family of critically ill patients
The Supreme Court has asked the government to respond to a plea seeking guidelines for private hospitals to provide families regular health bulletins and information about the treatment of patients in Read more: http://www.thehindu.com/news/national/sc-asks-for-norms-to-inform-family-of-critically-ill-patients/article9009057.ece?utm_source=RSS_Feed&utm_medium=RSS&utm_campaign=RSS_Syndication
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