posted on Jun, 6 2012 @ 10:26 AM
As their bodies have grown, Saba and Fahar Shakeel have suffered severe joint pain, blinding headaches and the humiliation of increasingly slurred
These two also are conjoined at the head -- it appears very similar to Tatiana and Katia's conjoining, but they share a major blood vessel between
their brains, and only one has kidneys. The article is from a year ago.
Their father, Mohammed, a Muslim who works on a tea stall in the eastern city of Patna, decided that he could not take the risk of losing either
daughter, even though doctors warned they might live for only another 10 to 15 years.
But yesterday he said that their lives were already unbearable and that without government help to ease their pain, they should be allowed to end
Mr Shakeel, who supports his family of eight on £65 a month, cannot afford further treatment. Doctors have told the family that the dependence of
both twins on Farah’s kidneys would cause high blood pressure, rapid weight loss and weakness.
“The girls want to live and enjoy life as others do but when they are in pain, they cry and ask for help,” said Mr Shakeel. “All we want is
either the government should come and help us treat them or allow them to die, because they are in a miserable condition.”
The twins’ elder brother, Tamana Ahmad Malik, said they were suffering excruciating pain for 15 hours a day. “In the last few months, they’ve
suffered continuous headache and body pain,” he said. “They have difficulty in speaking and their limbs have become twisted.”
A later article (from January of this year) says they are "abandoned", and they want to be separated, but their parents want them to die.
Horrible conundrum. What does fate beholds for
abandoned Siamese twins: In pics
Four years ago, leading American neurosurgeon Dr Benjamin Carson from Jonhs Hopkins Children's Centre in Baltimore, US, had come to examine them
at a Delhi hospital and expressed the hope to successfully separate them through surgery after an offer by the Abu Dhabi prince. 'We did not opt for
operation then because of the risk to their lives. But my parents cannot see their condition anymore and are too poor to afford the cost of their
treatment,' Tamanna said.
(He's their brother).
edit on 6-6-2012 by wildtimes because: (no reason given)