Ten-month-old Dominique was born in the Ivory Coast with a not-fully-developed conjoined twin. Doctors performed surgery on March 8 to remove two legs and a second spine that protruded from her back.
More than 50 doctors and nurses are now caring for her at Advocate Children’s Hospital in Park Ridge, Ill. Her foster mother, Nancy Swabb of Chicago, says her familylearnedabout Dominique on socialmedia and knew instantly they wanted to help.
Swabb says Dominique can now sit up, raise her hands and reach for things, which she couldn’t do before. She’ll eventually return to her family in west Africa.
Baby Dominique, born with 4 legs and 2 spines, survives risky surgery https://t.co/mIaBn3X6pD pic.twitter.com/VmFVnveVSo