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Pippie Kruger making good progress

2012-08-13 10:41

Johannesburg - Limpopo burn victim Pippie Kruger, who is still undergoing extensive rehabilitation therapy, was able to visit her mother's rented flat in Johannesburg for the first time at the weekend, Beeld reported on Monday.

Her plastic surgeon Dr Ridwan Mia visited her at the flat on Saturday afternoon.

The 3-year-old sustained burns to 80% of her body at a braai on New Year's Eve in 2011.

She has since undergone months of treatment and a cloned skin transplant, and has been moved to a rehabilitation centre in Auckland Park, where she is expected to receive therapy until the end of the year.

Beeld reported that she stopped talking during the many months she spent in hospital, and would have to be taught to speak again.

She was able to hold her head up on her own for brief periods, but this was expected to improve.

The newspaper reported that her new skin, which was flown in from the United States, was healing well and she was being given daily gentle massages with a silicon-based cream to minimise long-term scarring.

"She must be given a lot of stimulation. At this stage, think of her as a little baby. If she stays in a hospital room all the time, she won't develop," Mia told Beeld.

Comments
  • smallies - 2012-08-13 10:51

    Word gou gesond meisiekind

      michael.vanrheenen.9 - 2012-08-13 11:05

      I can't believe the dad is not suing that lighter fluid company! Hope you make a full recovery and that one day we can't even see the scars! God will be with you little one.

  • Hemlock - 2012-08-13 11:03

    Bless you sweetheart. Strength to you and your family. You are a little angel much loved by SA xxx

  • jaysonpaul.beckwith - 2012-08-13 11:16

    Now that's some good news for a Monday morning.

  • RosieBrooks - 2012-08-13 11:18

    What a little champ. *misty eyes*

  • michelle.bonthuysrossouw - 2012-08-13 11:29

    So glad this little angel is doing so good!! Anice and Erwin may God give you more and more strength each day as time pasts to help you to keep on being the supportive loving parents you are to this little angel of yours!

  • johleneh - 2012-08-13 14:02

    Love this brave little girl, all the best angel x

  • bontle.kgosi.3 - 2012-08-13 15:22

    Strength to you and your family dear child. God did not bring you this far for nothing! Our prayers and with you and Your family.

  • bontle.kgosi.5 - 2012-08-13 15:45

    You are a very strong and special child. Wish you quick recovery and strength to your family.

  • isabel.ashe.7 - 2012-08-13 16:14

    praying for you all the way in Scotland... Get better soon Pippie Kruger..

  • khabir.hoosen - 2012-08-17 18:21

    Lets make her famous....

  • josie.russell.10 - 2012-08-19 21:43

    Little Pippie Kruger on the mend. Lots of heartbreaking hard work ahead for someone so little. Lets keep her in our prayers.

  • belinda.burger.92 - 2012-09-04 08:22

    Pippie, you are a brave little girl, big hug to you.

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