Siamese twins on life support
The Siamese twins admitted at Mulago Hospital have been put on life support after they developed fever and flu yesterday evening.
Mulago Hospital Spokesperson, Enock Kusasira, said the twins have mild fever and that the doctors were trying to control it. This, he added, made it difficult to continue with more scan examinations to detect other body organs they share to determine the possibility of an operation, as the fever has to first be controlled.
The female twins born recently in the eastern district of Ngora have different hearts but in one sac. One’s heart has four chambers of the heart while another twin has two chambers.
The babies are currently admitted at the hospital’s Special care Unit. The twins were born by a 33-year -old Faith Noah Atim who died after an operation. They were delivered from Ngora in a private hospital on May 4 and transferred to Mulago the May 9.
Adong and Apio are joined from the chest to abdomen, they have three legs. This is the second pair of Siamese twins born in Ngora district in two years.
The first pair of female twins born in Ngora district died in January last year. The female twins, born at seven months, were joined at the chest and abdomen to the umbilical cord. The twins were born at Kumi hospital by a 19-year-old Agnes Anyait and a 23-year- old Augustine Ojangole.