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Pippie leaving ICU

2012-07-04 10:05

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.”

Comments
  • konanani.rachicoper - 2012-07-04 10:14

    Recover faster and enjoy your childhood little miss.

  • Princess - 2012-07-04 10:24

    Sending love and light little one. Keep strong. X

  • greg.ogilvie.7 - 2012-07-04 10:31

    what absolutely fantastic news.. well done Pippie, keep strong!!!

  • poloyatonkim - 2012-07-04 10:42

    Fantastic News..

  • betsie.ackerman - 2012-07-04 10:45

    Absolutely wonderful news! So happy for her and her parents!

  • Tari897 - 2012-07-04 10:48

    Awesome news!

  • dianne.neyt - 2012-07-04 10:49

    Speedy recovery to a brave little girl. Much love and strength to you sweetheart.

  • Ursula Forrest - 2012-07-04 10:56

    Speedy recovery brave little angel. May you heal quickly and feel no pain.

  • robyn.hillman - 2012-07-04 10:58

    This is incredible! What a great story, cant wait to hear more on her recovery.

  • jed.vonallemann - 2012-07-04 11:25

    Thumbs down? Low lives.

      yolandi.nel.37 - 2012-07-04 11:43

      you must be a very sad person!!!! that poor child and parents went through hell

      jed.vonallemann - 2012-07-04 11:45

      I know Yolandi, just talking about people who thumbs down words of encouragement , you know the low lives out there.

      yolandi.nel.37 - 2012-07-04 11:53

      sorry for misunderstanding!!!!!

  • Phillip du Plessis - 2012-07-04 11:30

    Keep strong little one! All the glory to God!!!!

      jody.beggs - 2012-07-04 12:06

      Well done doctors and genetic cloning , long live science. Damn the man.

  • Gus - 2012-07-04 11:30

    How can you call your child "pippie" ? Please give her a new name also!!!

      serena.johnston.7 - 2012-07-04 11:36

      That's her nickname dork!

      jed.vonallemann - 2012-07-04 11:40

      LOL, Gus you IDIOT!

      jody.beggs - 2012-07-04 12:07

      @gus.fernandes.7 and dork is whale p*nis ! Idjit... Damn the man.

  • maylene.mills - 2012-07-04 11:38

    May God continue to strenghen you through your healing process and bless you Angel.

      jody.beggs - 2012-07-04 12:40

      @kenny.williams.395. Who saved the poor girl. Put credit where it is due , science , skin cloning , medicine and doctors ! Not prayers and god , if this happened just 10 years ago , she probably would have died , where was god then ? Damn the man.

      jody.beggs - 2012-07-04 12:42

      @kenny.williams.395 or do you have a better explanation ? If left untreated and she survived , maybe god did something , but more likely it would have been her strong will to survive ....

  • fanie.gerber.98 - 2012-07-04 11:44

    sterkte kinna

  • sean.bagley.50 - 2012-07-04 11:51

    Get well soon brave little one.Utter heartbreak for me reading about your incident litte sweet girl.You have the most beautiful eyelashes.

  • latiemolatela - 2012-07-04 12:02

    Wishing u a speedy recovery little cute.

  • Carey - 2012-07-04 12:43

    nice to see...good luck baby girl

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