Nigerian couple fly home with 'double bundle of joy'

The twins, named “Peace” and “Patience” were separated after an 11-hour surgery. Comfort Adgube, mother of the eight-month old twins said she and her husband were carrying home two separate bundles of joy.

She used to be always stopped by co-passengers at airports or railways stations and asked why she carried both twins myself and did not hand one of them to her husband. “Those asking the question little realised that the twins were conjoined at the abdomen. But now none of these questions will be posed and each of us can carry a baby in our arms,” she said before flying back home.

The twins born to Emmanuel and Comfort Adgube, weighed 10 kgs and shared a common liver and intestine when they were brought to the hospital.

For Emmanuel, the greatest and happiest moment of life was seeing the doctors bringing out the two babies separately. “I can never ever forget that scene all my life,” she said.
He said, “Today the girls are able to do things they were not able to since they were born.”

“For me, the whole separation is nothing short of a miracle,” said Emmanuel thanking the medical team and God profusely for changing the lives of his babies. The couple had gone ahead with the pregnancy even after a scan report revealed that the babies inside were fused at the abdomen. Emmanuel, who worked in an ice cream factory in Nigeria said, “ We are impressed by the Indian hospitality and the Indian medical skill.”

Speaking about the babies, Dr Ashley D’Cruz, Director, Narayana Hrudayalaya Women and Child Institute said, “Both the babies are doing fine and are ready to go home.”
He said one of the babies, Peace would have to have surgery to address the hernia at the abdomen.

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