Pippie doing well after scar tissue op

2012-12-20 10:12
Pippie Kruger and her mother, Anice. (Bongiwe Gumede, Beeld)

Pippie Kruger and her mother, Anice. (Bongiwe Gumede, Beeld)

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Pippie smiles again

2012-10-10 10:08

Three-year-old Pippie Kruger is recovering well at home after she was severely burned when a firelighter exploded in her father's hands on New Years Day. Watch.WATCH

Johannesburg - Burn victim Pippie Kruger has been discharged from hospital after an operation to remove scar tissue from underneath her left arm, and is reportedly recovering well.

Beeld reported on Thursday that the 3-year-old underwent the hour-long procedure at Johannesburg's Garden City hospital on Tuesday morning.

The scar tissue was hindering her movement, but she has already been able to straighten her arms and is now trying to touch everything, her mother Anice Kruger told the newspaper.

She added that Pippie's plastic surgeon, Dr Ridwan Mia, was amazed at her progress. "He really did not expect her to move her arms so soon after the operation."

Pippie has had over 45 operations since being badly burnt at a braai nearly a year ago. She underwent a groundbreaking cloned skin transplant in June, and has been making good progress since then.

"I can see Pippie has a lot pain but she hides it well. She just wants love and attention," her mother told Beeld.

"I'm very proud of my little princess."

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