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Removal of Catheter Bodes Well for Twin

Removal of Catheter Bodes Well for Twin

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SALT LAKE CITY (AP) -- Formerly conjoined twin Maliyah Herrin continues to recover in the hospital from her kidney transplant.

It's been more than two weeks since she underwent the surgery.

Yesterday, doctors removed the dialysis catheter she previously needed before she received her mother's kidney. That's according to officials at Primary Children's Medical Center, where she's now recuperating.

The catheter removal is just another indication the five-year-old is continuing to improve. Her twin sister, Kendra, kept their shared kidney when the girls were surgically separated last year.

There's still no word yet on when Maliyah will be able to go home.


Information from: Deseret Morning News

(Copyright 2007 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)

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