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Co Antrim parents ask for continued prayer after conjoined twins Annie & Issie separated


Toomebridge couple, Hannah and Dan Bateson have asked the community to continue to pray for their beautiful conjoined twins, Annabelle and Isabelle, who were successfully separated earlie this week.


Recognised as the leading specialist hospital in Europe for separating conjoined twins, little Annie and Issie underwent the major surgery on Tuesday in the Great Ormond Street Hospital, London.



The two precious miracle babies, one in 2.5million, were born safely six months ago in March. Although they had separate heart, the girls were attached from the chest to the pelvis and shared a bladder, bowel and a fused leg.



Over the last months the proud parents have been documenting their unique journey on social media.



Hannah and Dan shared on Wednesday:


"Annie and Issie have been separated.


"It was a very long day, their surgery lasted until the early hours of Tuesday morning but our wee girlies did so well.


"There is a long recovery in front of them and we expect there to be some bumps along the way but they are strong wee ladies and are being well cared for.




"I just want to say THANK YOU, the love we have been shown has been completely overwhelming and the prayers that have been said for them have carried us through. The team that carried out the girls surgery are just amazing and we are very grateful.


"Please continue to pray for their recovery, for healing and for them to be as comfortable as possible.



"Thank you God for having your hand on our daughters.


"Lots of love Annie, Issie, Dan & Hannah."



You can follow the family's journey by connecting to their Facebook page - please click here to visit.