Seeing conjoined twins is a rare occasion, but it does happen. And for Nima and Dawa Pelden, who are joined in the abdomen, the twin girls are about to undergo a separation surgery that would have the two leading two different lives:
The 14-month old twins have landed in Melbourne, Australia (not here in Florida) from their isolated Himalayan village to have the surgery, which is scheduled for just a few weeks time.
World exclusive: @RCHMelbourne surgeons will attempt to separate conjoined baby twins after a year-long effort to rescue the girls from one of the world’s most isolated regions in the Himalayas >>> https://t.co/J7jl11iNeL pic.twitter.com/McIotYb9uB— Herald Sun (@theheraldsun) October 1, 2018
Surgeons at @rchmelbourne will attempt to separate 14-month-old conjoined twins from Bhutan in a life-changing operation. Nima and Dawa Pelden will undergo surgery in Melbourne after a fundraising effort by the Children First foundation. The girls are expected to arrive in today. pic.twitter.com/Y5wDXviKNj— 7 News Sydney (@7NewsSydney) October 2, 2018
14-month-old conjoined twins have landed in Melbourne for marathon surgery to separate them. The girls, Nima and Dawa, are from the Himalayan nation of Bhutan and their mother says they're starting to get cranky with each other. @BlakeJohnson #7News pic.twitter.com/bpKOEiM3rl— 7 News Sydney (@7NewsSydney) October 2, 2018
We will keep our eye on this story for the next few weeks to make sure the two are okay and recovering.