Two weeks after they were surgically separated and a week after they were upgraded from critical condition, Maliyah and Kendra Herrin are still in the intensive care unit at Primary Children's Medical Center. But they are getting better, says Bonnie Midget, spokeswoman for the hospital.
"They're doing pretty good," Midget said Monday afternoon. "Some days they feel better than others, but that's to be expected."
The girls were born joined at the abdomen and were separated in a 26-hour surgery Aug. 7 and 8. But they will be listed in serious condition until they leave intensive care. After that, they'll still be hospitalized for several weeks due to the complexity of the surgery and the extensive reconstruction that they required.
They are the daughters of Jake and Erin Herrin of North Salt Lake, who also have a daughter, Courtney, 6, and 14-month-old twin boys, Justin and Austin.