Newborn conjoined twins have died, parents say!

Atlanta (CNN) -- Adjoined twins born at an Atlanta hospital have deceased, their parents said, less than two days after they beat the odds merely by coming into the world.
Eli and Asa Hamby shared a torso, heart, arms and legs. They had individual spinal columns to support their heads.

Doctors at Atlanta's Northside Hospital delivered the boys Thursday morning, then relocated them to Children's Healthcare of Atlanta at Egleston, parents Michael and Robin Hamby wrote on their Facebook page, where they posted regular updates on their boys.
Late Friday, the parents posted a awful video in which they declared their boys had died that evening.
Conjoined twins Asa and Eli Hamby with mom Robin just after they were born on Thursday, December 4, 2014.
(Photo: Hamby Twins Facebook page)

"They fought long and hard," Michael Hamby said. "They (were) doing real good last night, had no difficulties other than little breathing complications. ... They was holding their own, and early this morning they began to have heart problem."

He told one side of their heart was beating more rapidly than the other and the heart rate stretched to 300 beats per minute, in spite of medicine to try to bring it down. Staff then anaesthetized the boys and doctors allowed Robin, still getting better from her caesarean section, to leave her hospital bed to be with them.

"We sang to the boys and prayed over them, and our families got to love on them and tell them how much we love them," Robin told in the video.

"They took them off the ventilators, and around 45 minutes (later), Eli and Asa went on to sleep, to be with the Lord," Michael said.

Births of adjoined twins are rare, occurring once every 200,000 live births, according to the University of Maryland Medical Center. About 40-60% of adjoined twins arrive stillborn, and about 35% live only one day.

The overall survival rate of adjoined twins is between 5% and 25%.
The Hambys are from near Phenix City, Alabama, and have an offspring, Selah, who is nearly 2.
"It's hard losing two kids at once," Michael said. "Even however I only got to be with them a little over 24 hours, it feels like a life. I don't wish this hurt on anybody."
Robin called the boys "beautiful" and had said late Thursday they were even offering sights of their unlike personalities. Pictures on Facebook presented the parents smiling as they held their babies, wrapped tightly with hats on their heads.
"They looked very much like Michael. They were just the prettiest little things. They were so, so sweet," Robin said.
The parents said their Christian faith had grown stronger ever since the boys came into their lives.

"I know they're in heaven and they're waiting on me," Michael said. "God is good."
Said Robin, "God gave us extra time with them that some parents don't get to have,
 because a lot of babies are stillborn that are conjoined twins, 
and we had almost two days."




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