Bangalore: After a successful separation of
their conjoined twins here, a Nigerian couple today flew back
home with "bundles of joy".
The conjoined twins, Peace and Patience, were
successfully separated after an 11-hour surgery at Narayana
Hrudayalaya hospital on June 7.
"My husband and I are going to carry home two separate
bundles of joys and we are ecstatic about it," Comfort Adgube,
mother of the eight-month old twins, said.
"Earlier, I was always stopped by co-passengers at
airports or railways stations and asked why I carried both
twins myself and did not hand one of them to my 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 today.
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.
"The greatest and happiest moment of life is seeing the
doctors bringing out the two babies separately. I can never
never ever forget that scene all my life," said an emotional
"Today the girls are able to do things they were not able
to since they were born. It is a delight now to see them roll
over on the bed, bend and pick up items. They are all over
the floor now and we love to have it that way," he says.