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‘Egyptian Twins’ Condition Upgraded

October 27, 2003

DALLAS (AP) _ The conditions of Egyptian twins Ahmed and Mohamed Ibrahim were upgraded from serious to guarded Sunday as they continued to recover from surgery two weeks ago to separate them.

The 2-year-old boys were born joined at the head.

Dr. James Thomas, chief of critical care services at Children’s Medical Center Dallas, said both boys continue to improve.

Mohamed is off all intravenous medications, the hospital said in a Web site update Sunday night. Ahmed could be taken off the IV medications Monday. Both children are tolerating full formula feedings.

``Mohamed’s therapy is going well and today he was able to throw toys with his left hand at various staff members when they got in range,″ Thomas said. He said Mohamed giggled and laughed when playing the games.

The hospital said Ahmed is undergoing therapy workouts twice a day and is making good progress. Thomas said much of their days is spent with therapy and resting.

The twins were separated in a 34-hour procedure that ended Oct. 12.

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