Anias and Jadon are two separate people now
It was a dramatic, potentially devastating decision, but it had to be made. Anias and Jadon were fused at the top of their skulls while growing in their mother’s womb. This rare form of being conjoined would leave them to have complications that would probably kill them before the age of two as well as completely debilitating them. But doctors believed that they only shared a small segment of vessels, and that they could have a chance at a normal life if they underwent a risky operation. The boys are out of surgery, but they’re not out of the woods just yet. Here is their story.
Christian and Nicole never knew how their lives would change when they got pregnant for the second time. Their first child, Aza, was a perfectly healthy, normal baby. Then the young couple got pregnant with twins. Then they found out that the babies were growing improperly: They were joined at the top of their heads.
So Much Love
Just after they were born, doctors had hope that they could eventually separate Anias and Jadon so that they would have a chance at life. The McDonalds had hope for that day, and loved their babies unconditionally, preparing them for this extreme surgery.
Before the ultimate surgery, doctors slowly prepared their bodies for separation by clipping vessels in their heads to slowly begin separating the tissues that connected them. Their heads began to get lumps that will become the new top of their heads.
And on Friday, the 14 of October, they went in to become two new people.