The nine-year-old girl from Krugersdorp who earlier suffered serious injuries this week when a car hit her, is finally back home.
Little Cathren (Katryn) Trollip’s mother, Riekie, shared on Facebook that Katryn is “doing very well this summer” and that she is on her way home.
Katryn was already discharged from the intensive care unit of the Chris Hani Baragwanath hospital on Friday, but shortly afterwards developed severe stomach pain and bleeding from her nose.
“According to the doctors, it is quite normal given what she went through,” writes Riekie.
Katryn suffered a ruptured liver and broken jaw when she was hit by a car near the WAS Foundation charity’s soup kitchen in Tanner Street on Tuesday. Riekie is the manager of the soup kitchen and on the very day Katryn helped count Easter eggs before she and a friend went to a nearby shop.
According to information that Riekie gave to Esmarelda van Zyl, founder of the organization, Katryn must visit the Chris Hani Baragwanath hospital again in two weeks so that her jaw injury can be looked at.
Initially, a plate could not be placed in her jaw because there was too much swelling, but the procedure has reportedly been done in the meantime.
Her liver looks good and there is no more bleeding or leakage at this stage.
“Until her next appointment, Katryn must only drink meal replacements or soup. After that, the dietitian will see her again and determine what she can eat,” writes Riekie.
Riekie once again expressed her gratitude to members of the public and especially Katryn’s doctors.
“Thank you very much for everyone’s care and prayers. The road to recovery is still a while, but we are taking it one day at a time.”
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