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Former conjoined twins well enough to go home

Original post made on Jan 22, 2008

Formerly conjoined twin 2-year-old girls from Costa Rica are well enough to go home soon, two months after they were separated by surgeons in a nine-hour operation at Packard Children's Hospital in Palo Alto.

Read the full story here Web Link posted Tuesday, January 22, 2008, 2:09 PM

Comments (5)

Posted by Parent, a resident of Another Palo Alto neighborhood
on Jan 22, 2008 at 3:40 pm

It is truly wonderful to see a happy ending to this story and these two healthy little girls returning home.

Oh, but the end of the story is very unclear. Since they have spent months here in the US where they have received not only the very best medical treatment, but also seen the best of the benevolence of the US people, they will be returning to a country where life will be harder particularly taking into account the size of the family. Fortunately, they are young enough that their young memories will soon forget some of the things they have seen here, and that just may be a very good thing for them.

Best wishes to them and all their family.


Posted by Honey Trap, a resident of Downtown North
on Jan 23, 2008 at 3:20 am

Great - - - Now the mother can go home and have yet more kids. The terms of this transaction should have included rendering her baby factory non-operational.

In case you pro-abortion Palo Alto types did not know this uneducated pageant winner has 9 kids already.



Posted by Tom, a resident of Mountain View
on Jan 23, 2008 at 12:40 pm

Honey Trap: I've never met anyone who was pro-abortion. What are you talking about? Is this the fantasy that you believe in? Believing abortion should be legal IS NOT the same as being pro-abortion, and you know that. Or maybe not, since you don't seem very bright.

Besides, this isn't about the mom (who you seem to see through the racist lens of a brown person who makes babies like a rabbit). This is about two kids who have been saved from either death or from life as conjoined twins. How awesome that a hospital in our city was able to perform this amazing feat.

You might spend less time taking a story about two year old girls and twisting it for your own hateful ignorant political purposes and more time looking for your soul. It appears you've lost it.


Posted by Sue, a resident of Midtown
on Jan 23, 2008 at 1:07 pm

Well said Tom !

Parent: "Fortunately, they are young enough that their young memories will soon forget some of the things they have seen here, and that just may be a very good thing for them." ----- shows a very narrow minded, judgmental attitude.

What makes you think they wanted to stay back in the USA? I applaud them for sticking to the plan of their return to their home country and not trying to seek residency in the USA on merits of health issues.


Posted by Parent, a resident of Another Palo Alto neighborhood
on Jan 23, 2008 at 2:50 pm

Sue

You get my point exactly.


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