1-week-old conjoined baby girls 'doing very well, all things considered'

The twins share a heart wall, but each have their own hearts.


A Kentucky mother has given birth to conjoined twins.

Last month, sister station WLKY spoke with Charla Cook, who said many doctors had told her and her husband Logan's twin girls were connected and likely wouldn't survive.

The twins share a heart wall, but each have their own hearts. However, there are several shared organs including a liver, which makes it nearly impossible to separate them.

Most doctors said it could not be done, but one team in Florida said it would be willing to try. But the babies couldn't wait for Florida.

Cook provided us with an update that was posted to their GoFundMe page on Tuesday saying the babies, named Lakelyn and Laylie, were born at Norton's in Louisville on Sept. 1 at 32 weeks.

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She said they are "doing very well, all things considered!"

They were born at 10:46 a.m., weighing 2 pounds, 13 ounces each and 14.5 inches long.

So for now, the journey to Florida is paused.

"We can’t take the girls to Florida in their condition so only time will tell us how things will go. We are certainly praying for miracles," Cook said.

If you'd like to donate to them and support them during their journey, you can click here.

Watch WLKY's last story on the family below: