Lakshmi Tatma, the 8 limbed girl, currently in surgeryRemember Lakshmi Tatma, the 8 limbed girl, from yesterday? Doesn't ring a bell? Here's a quick video recap of the girl with eight limbs and the surgery to remove her parasitic twin.
Responding well, so far so goodThe surgery mentioned in the video is currently ongoing and so far it looks like everything is going well. A hospital spokesman was quoted saying that "it has been so far so good" and that "she's responding well with an 80% chance of survival".
The first hurdle may have been crossed uneventfully, but the major challenges are just up ahead. Surgeons will carry out the first stage of her 40 hour marathon surgery tonight (in Indian time) and continue on with the second stage tomorrow. The most difficult task appears to be reattaching all the tiny blood vessels and veins, since these are currently shared with her parasitic twin.
Edit: Looks like I can't use the Newsroom articles. Oh well, here's the same article, Indian doctors operate on eight-limbed child @ Yahoo News.
Limbs removed, she's okUpdate: CNN reports that the operation took 27 hours and she's now recovering in the intensive care unit. Her condition is stable and sound, and the surgery proceeded without any complications.
Video: Marathon surgery a success @ CNN