Conjoined twins are always a cause for concern for new parents. The Hernandez-Torres family is no different. Ever since their baby girls Ximena and Scarlett were born conjoined at the waist last year, sharing a bladder and colon, their relatives have been holding their breath.
But now, finally, they can all breathe again.
That’s because doctors at a Corpus Christi hospital have finally surgically separated the girls. Not only was the risky operation successful, the girls are reportedly “doing great” as they recover–and celebrate their first birthday together. But there’s something extra special about their first birthday photo. They’re not alone in their celebration!
You see, they’re not twins, but actually part of a set of identical TRIPLETS. To give you an idea of how rare that is, the chance of a triplet birth including conjoined twins is 1 in 50 million. Thankfully, the girls’ sister Catalina has not had any serious health issues.
How wonderful that now they’re all happy and healthy together!