Conjoined twins die less than two days after birth, They survived a risky birth, but the conjoined Hamby twins’ heart was simply not strong enough. Asa and Eli died Friday afternoon, one day after their birth, according to their parents.
Dad Michael Hamby announced the news via Facebook in a video last night. “Robin got over there and we got to hold them, love on them and sing to them,” he said. “I miss them, even though I have only got to be with them 24 hours. Feels like a lifetime. I don’t wish this hurt on anybody.”
Asa and Eli shared a torso, arms, and legs, and because they also shared a heart, their chances of survival were low. Still, the boys had defied the odds simply by being born—about half of conjoined twins are stillborn, and most such twins are girls, notes WXIA. “They looked so much like Michael,” said Robin. “They were just the cutest little things. So, so sweet.” The Hambys, who live in Ladonia, Ala., have a 22-month-old daughter.