Emily and James therefore likely waited with bated breath for their ultrasound technician’s evaluation. And what he said will live with them forever. “I remember Dr. McDuffie going over and over one section of my stomach. [He] turned everything off, and he said, ‘They’re joined.’ And I checked out,” Emily recalled in an interview with Denver7 in November 2017.
The devastated parents later started researching conjoined twins. And soon they began to worry about what the future had in store for them and their children. “Everything we came up with was sideshow freaks, all negative. It was really disheartening, and these are your kids, [so] you get nothing positive out of that,” James revealed.
However, Emily and James found some hope to cling to. It turned out that their twins were connected at the bottom of their spines, so they each had a full set of internal organs. And, as a result, they each had a greater chance of surviving separation.