Formerly Conjoined Twin Held for First Time

Tuesday, February 17th 2009, 4:45 pm
By: News 9

OKLAHOMA CITY -- The mother of the formerly conjoined twins held one of her babies for the first time Sunday.

Stevie Smith held Preslee, who remains in serious condition.

Preslee's sister, Kylee is in critical condition and on a ventilator.

Both of the twins will need more surgery to reconstruct their ribcages, but their mother is optimistic about their recoveries.

Read Stevie Smith's blog, where she mentions the ‘sneaky' attempts by the twins to pick off their dressings and the many blessings she's received from the caring nurses.

Allen Proston, director of public relations for the Children's Hospital at OU Medical Center also keeps a blog about the twins' progression.