The Daily Mail has some of the first photos of Lakshmi, the little girl that underwent surgery last week to remove 4 extra limbs.
Lakshmi Tatma was born with four legs and four arms – but has had them removed in a gruelling operation.
She was today removed from intensive care following a procedure which removed her headless ‘parasitic twin’ a week ago, and was reunited with her parents.
Without the operation to remove her twin, who was fused at the pelvis, the toddler – hailed as the reincarnation of the Hindu goddess Vishnu – was unlikely to live beyond her early teens, medics said.
Doctors at the Sparsh Hospital in Bangalore, where Laskhmi underwent the 27-hour operation, admitted they were amazed at her quick recovery.
“She is alert, eating solid food and on nothing stronger than paracetemol,” said Dr Sharan Patil, who led the operation.
“She has well and truly passed the danger stage and is on course to make a full recovery. There may be further operations down the line, to correct her club feet, but so far so good. She is making remarkable progress.”
Doctors are still not done with this remarkable little girl. She has a plaster cast on both legs at the moment to hold her feet in a steady position and to keep her wounds together.
“Her wounds are both raw and extensive, so that is something we are paying great attention to at the moment. Her recovery from the operation overall has been excellent.” said Dr Sharan Patil