The conjoined twin boys who were separated in a 27-hour surgery have opened their eyes for the first time.
Jadon and Anias McDonald, aged 13 months, captured the world’s attention after their parents, Nicole and Christian, shared the pictures of them.
The pair, conjoined at the skull, are making a good recovery. Jadon was reportedly stable throughout the surgery and is reacting to people and starting to smile.
While Anias struggled through the operation, his heart rate plummeting, he too has opened his eyes.
Nicole has posted pictures of the boys lying in their hospital beds. The next step is to lie them next to each other in the same bed.
Nicole wrote movingly on Facebook: ‘When I stand at your bedside, Jadon, it’s almost as if Anias is still there. Anias, when I leaned over you I protected my hair from Jadon. But the view is still the same.’
She continued: ‘Now it’s time to step forward into the new chapter of our life.’