SACRAMENTO (CBS13) — A set of twins who were conjoined at the head are recovering after a marathon 24-hour separation surgery at the UC Davis Children’s Hospital.
“From the pregnancy it’s always like waiting, waiting for something and the big wait for separation was, you know, and this is finally over and it’s just exciting,” said mom Liliya Bachinskiy.READ MORE: Bay Area Health Workers Cheer Newly-Approved 1-Shot Johnson & Johnson Vaccine
Abigail and Micaela Bachinskiy were born nine months ago connected at the head – a condition so rare that it happens in only about one in every 2.5 million births, UC Davis officials say.READ MORE: Antioch Gas Station Shooting Leaves Man Suffering Life-Threatening Injuries
The twins’ mother, North Highlands resident Liliya Bachinskiy, learned the pair would be conjoined when she was just 11 weeks pregnant. That’s when she was referred to the UC Davis Fetal Care and Treatment Center to help plan for their delivery.MORE NEWS: Hundreds Rally in San Mateo to Denounce Violence Against Asian Americans