- Associated Press - Wednesday, May 18, 2016

CORPUS CHRISTI, Texas (AP) - Twin girls who were formerly conjoined below the waist have been released from a South Texas hospital.

A spokesman for Driscoll Children’s Hospital in Corpus Christi confirmed that Ximena (huh-MEE’-nuh) and Scarlett Hernandez-Torres were discharged Wednesday.

The Corpus Christi Caller-Times reports the twins moved to a Ronald McDonald House to continue their recovery with their mother and their triplet sister.

The twins are about 1 year old. They underwent an hourslong surgery last month to separate them. They had been joined at the pelvis and shared a bladder and other organs.

Doctors have a positive outlook for the children’s recovery and say the girls will require additional surgeries as they grow.

Their triplet sister, Catalina, was born without serious health issues.

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