Pippie doing well after scar tissue op

2012-12-20 10:12

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."

  • Lyndatjie - 2012-12-20 10:26

    Poor little thing... What a terrible ordeal to go through for such a tiny little mite. Strength and positive thoughts to her and her family...

      johnny.better.12 - 2012-12-20 10:40

      I feel so sorry for the whole family. If only we could turn back the hands of time.

      janice.mcmaster.92 - 2012-12-20 11:12

      Hope you have a wonderful Christmas Pippie and family, you have touched all our hearts!

      nic.nomicos.3 - 2012-12-20 11:16

      She deserves a little little little bit of Bells...

      janice.mcmaster.92 - 2012-12-20 13:31

      What evil, sick, excuse for a human being can possibly give thumbs down to ANY of these comments? SIS!!! Shame on you!

      rajen.chetty.3 - 2012-12-20 14:55

      God is great in her odeal, prayers do help in many ways. Thank god she is still around and fighting for another Christmas. Let her enjoy her Christmas to the fulliest as she deserves all the joys in the world.

      johan.mostert.967 - 2012-12-21 12:07

      We should stop complaining and be more thankful, there is always someone worst off.

  • bless.boswell - 2012-12-20 10:27

    Here's to a wonderful mom and daughter! Pippie's bright shining eyes are proof of her mom' s great love. Pippie is going to make you very proud when she grows up.

      mable.jacobs.90 - 2012-12-21 10:03

      U go baby girl, de worst is behind u now

  • rohan.horn - 2012-12-20 10:28

    I wish you a speedy recovery little blue eye angel.

  • ian.wilkinson.9235 - 2012-12-20 11:02

    good luck Pippie...we're all holding thumbs for you sweetheart...

  • sean.bagley.50 - 2012-12-20 11:52

    All the best to Pippie and for the family.

  • gert.swart.393 - 2012-12-20 14:03

    Beautiful Pippie!!!

  • bob.moodley.9 - 2012-12-21 07:15

    Don't worry mummy, GOD has already touched her, so she is going to be fine......PIPPIE , on this earth you are already an ANGEL. for all those thumbs down, I sincerely hope this does not ever happen to one off your LOVED ones.

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