Medical science is proving itself to be truly miraculous once again. On Friday, surgeons at a New York City hospital managed to successfully separate a pair of 13-month-old boys who were congenitally joined at the head, in one of the most dangerous surgeries ever undertaken.
Jadon and Anias McDonald of Coal City, Illinois, underwent 16 hours of surgery at the Children’s Hospital at Montefiore Medical Center in the Bronx before the surgical team, led by Dr. James Goodrich.
Their mother Nicole posted the following on Facebook.
“We are standing on the brink of a vast unknown, the next few months will be critical in terms of recovery and we will not know for sure how Anias and Jadon are recovering for many weeks.”
High-tech equipment proved 3-dimensional images of the children and their bodies. Miraculously, the surgeons managed to pull off the impossible and successfully separate the boys.
“Dr Goodrich had to make the call and the final cut based on his instinct,”
“We just took a huge leap of faith,” Nicole said. “I’m still frozen in space and time … I’ll be hanging out there until I see those smiles again.” It truly is a miracle, she finished.