Dec 4, 2007

'Evaluate that real strongly'

Almost two weeks after allegedly starved twins were taken to the hospital, the 13-month-old boys are beginning to gain weight, Clayton County Police said.

According to doctors, however, the infants still face serious medical challenges. Weighing about nine pounds -- 18 to 30 pounds less than normal -- when admitted to Egleston's Children's Health Care of Atlanta, the boys have suffered rickets, "significant loss of brain function," brain atrophy, and are only mentally developed to the level of 2- or 3-month-old children, doctors told police.

Describing the condition of the boys to reporters, Police Chief Jeff Turner said, "They were starving, skin and bones," and looked like "something you would see in the Third World."

Read the full story @ the Clayton News Daily:
Twins face serious medical problems