Pippie leaving ICU

2012-07-04 10:05
Pippie Kruger (Beeld)

Pippie Kruger (Beeld)

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Johannesburg - Burn victim Pippie Kruger, 3, will be discharged from the intensive care unit at the Garden City Hospital on Wednesday.

Beeld reported that the little girl would not go home but go to a rehabilitation clinic after being in hospital for more than seven months.

Pippie sustained 80% burn wounds in a fire on New Year’s Eve at her parents’ home in Lephalale and doctors initially gave her a 10% chance of surviving.

She then received a historic skin graft with skin grown in a laboratory in Boston in the US.

She will continue her recovery at the Netcare rehabilitation clinic in Auckland Park.

“She is busy getting her strength back and many of her wounds have healed,” said her doctor, Ridwan Mia.

Pippie’s father, Erwin Kruger, upon hearing the news of his daughter’s dismissal from hospital, told EWN: “I’m so excited… She needs to go to rehab to learn how to speak and walk.”

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