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Formerly Conjoined Twins Released from Medical City

Owen and Emmett Ezell, the conjoined twins separated at Medical City Children’s Hospital on August 24, have been discharged from the hospital. Their health has improved so much that they are now staying in a local inpatient rehabilitation center. This is one step closer to getting the boys home with their family! It’s possible they will be home by this summer.

Owen and Emmett are no longer being fed through an IV, but they continue to be fed through tubes in their abdomens. While at the rehabilitation facility, the boys’ parents will learn to manage those tubes, until the boys can eat on their own. The boys are breathing on their own, with the assistance of a trachea breathing tube.

Dr. Tom Renard was the lead surgeon on the separation surgery. Dr. Clair Schwendeman is the neonatologist who has overseen the twins’ care in the NICU since birth. Both physicians are part of Pediatrix Medical Group, partners who have helped us provide the best care to newborn, maternal-fetal and pediatric subspecialty physician services. Pediatrix and Medical City focus on continuum of care, clinical quality initiatives, as well as research and education to improve patient care and outcomes.

Members of the media are welcome to utilize the pictures on this page, taken of the twins on April 16. You can also view and use video of the twins taken of the twins the same day, http://youtu.be/auSjdqINzbs


Formerly Conjoined Twins Grow and Thrive at Medical City

Owen and Emmett Ezell, the conjoined twins separated at Medical City Children’s Hospital on August 24, have improved so greatly that they are being released to a local inpatient rehabilitation center. This is the next step to getting the boys home with their family!

Owen and Emmett are no longer being fed through an IV, but they continue to be fed through tubes in their abdomens. While at the rehabilitation facility, the boys’ parents will learn to manage those tubes, until the boys can eat on their own. The boys are breathing on their own, with the assistance of a trachea breathing tube.

The boys are expected to be released Wednesday, April 16. As with any fragile patient, the release date could change.


Members of the media are welcome to utilize the pictures on this page, taken of the twins on April 15. You can also view and use video of the twins taken of the twins the same day, at https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JR44ank_lK0&feature=youtu.be