The Parents Took Their Time To Choose
Deciding whether to risk a complicated surgery to separate their twins was not an easy choice. The Herrin family took their time and did their best to support their daughter’s mutual development in the meantime. The girls learned how to walk while using a walker, but it was clear their lives would be severely restricted if they remained conjoined. Erin and Jake sought the opinions of medical professionals from all over. They learned about the risks of leaving their twins connected as well as the multitude of risks a surgical separation presented. Ultimately, the parents knew they couldn’t wait any longer to make the choice. However, the vital organs keeping the twins connected made their choice more difficult than in other cases of conjoined twins.