Conjoined Twins Separated At Texas Hospital To Be Released

DALLAS (April 14, 2014) The conditions of conjoined twins whom doctors separated last summer have steadily improved and they should be released this week from a Dallas hospital, officials said.

Owen and Emmett Ezell should be discharged Wednesday from Medical City Children's Hospital.

They were born in July 2013, joined at the chest.

The boys are no longer being fed through IVs, but still have feeding tubes in their abdomens, and although they're breathing on their own, they need the assistance of trachea tubes.

The boys will be moved from the hospital to a rehabilitation center.

The babies shared a liver and bowels, and they had a birth defect that left their intestines outside of their bodies, covered by a thin layer of tissue.

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