Conjoined Twins

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) - Pediatric surgeons say that formerly conjoined twin girls are doing well 10 weeks after surgery to separate them.

Doctors for Preslee Faith Wells and Kylee Hope Wells said Monday their wounds are 99 percent healed and they are gaining weight. Their mother, 20-year-old Stevie Stewart of Calumet, says Kylee now weighs 15 pounds and Preslee weighs 14.

The chief surgeon, Dr. David Tuggle of Children's Hospital at the University of Oklahoma Medical Center, says the girls' conditions have exceeded expectations. But they still need chest reconstruction surgery. When the surgery will occur is not yet known.

Preslee and Kylee had been joined at the chest since their birth on Oct. 25. They were separated on Jan. 19 during a 6-hour procedure that Tuggle says went smoothly.


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