These two tots may still be swaddled in hospital bandages — but they’re getting a fresh chance at a normal life.
In the first pictures released after their separation, formerly-conjoined towns Anias and Jadon McDonald stared at each in the recovery room of Montefiore Medical Center in The Bronx.
“It’s the most amazing thing. I just can’t even believe it,” their mother, Nicole McDonald, told CNN about the operation last month to split them from where they were joined at the skull.
“And look at his little hair. On top, it’s growing in!”
The 14-month-old boys are moving to rehab to recover from the craniopagus surgery that separated them.
“How does it feel to be your own little boy?” the father, Christian McDonald, said to his son Jadon, after the 27-hour operation.
“You sure are handsome. Look at you. You look like a perfect little boy.”
Lead surgeon Dr. James Goodrich told the network that their recovery has been the fastest he has seen from this procedure.
“For over 13 months, I’ve dreamed of this moment,” the mom wrote on Facebook.
“I looked down at Jadon’s angelic face and saw him in a way I’d never seen him before.”
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