It’s well documented that twins share a special bond that often times even includes their own language with one another. However, very few twins can say they’ve shared a bond stonger than Owen and Emmett Ezell.
The twins, who were born conjoined from the chest to the belly button (with a shared liver and intestines) on July 17, underwent a separation surgery on Saturday, and their parents are thrilled to report that it was a success. "It's wonderful for us to be able to sit here and think about, 'How are we going to bring these two boys home? What are they going to be like?’” their father, Dave, said via a phone call to NBC from the boys' hospital in Dallas, Texas.
Some may doubt that babies who are only six weeks old could process what they just went through, but Dave says he can see the awareness. "They're starting to open their little eyes, and they're starting to wiggle their little fingers," he said. "You can see that recognition in their face. It's truly heartwarming."
The surgery lasted almost six hours, and the twins are recovering in their own beds, which, in and of itself, is so touching.
The parents have documented the progress with the twins on The Ezell Twins blog and the Prayers for Emmett and Owen Ezell Facebook page, and they are so thankful for all the love and support they have received. “We welcome every prayer we can get,” Dave said.
While the twins have more surgeries ahead, it’s beyond thrilling that they are on the road to recovery.