Costa Rica News – Neurosurgeons took 20 hours to separate Siamese twins. They report that they did not feel hungry or tired. It must have been so interesting!
They had to fight some traumatic bleeding experiences, reviving one of the twins twice.
They were surgeons from the National Children’s Hospital. They organized a shift rotation to rest, eat and recharge. However, some last minute changes made them have to work the 20 hours without any breaks.
The twins are Samuel and Ezequiel Núñez Badilla. The surgeons donated the extra hours they stayed in surgery, as reported in a press conference. They prefered to keep working when Samuel had hard times.
After the twins were separated and both were stable, the reconstructive team came in and took over. There were so many people involved, from anesthesiologists to intensive care specialists who are now watching the twins at every moment.