It's been a year since JamieLynn and AmieLynn Finley were separated during an 11-hour surgery — and both sisters are doing well
Amanda Arciniega and James Finley are marking one year since their twin daughters were separated
JamieLynn and AmieLynn Finley underwent the 11-hour separation surgery at Cook Children's Hospital in January 2023
Amie required additional surgery after the first procedure, but is improving alongside her sister, according to their father
A pair of formerly conjoined twins are doing well one year after a successful separation surgery, according to their parents.
JamieLynn and AmieLynn Finley were successfully separated during an 11-hour surgery in January 2023, four months after they were born conjoined at the livers and chests, Cook Children's Medical Center previously said.
Now one year later following the surgery, both girls are doing well and recently had their feeding tubes removed, their dad told ABC affiliate WFAA-TV. "They’re just so pretty and I’m just like ‘How am I gonna deal with this when I get older,’" Finley quipped.
Amie is doing particularly well, having undergone an additional chest surgery before she and her sister left the hospital.
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The twins have quite different personalities, too, according to their father. "Aime is the kind, gentle soul, you can just see it in her eyes," Finley said.
"And Jamie, she’s my little firecracker,” he added.
This spring will mark one year since the girls went home from the hospital, though they came home more than two weeks apart. JamieLynn was released from the hospital on March 21, while AmieLynn came home on April 7.
Nonetheless, Finley and Amanda Arciniega, the girls’ mother, are looking forward to what the future holds for their daughters.
"I just hope they stick together, stay close, be sisters,” Finley told WFAA-TV. “I always tell them that.”
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