The hero that saved five children in a fire has started his long road to recovery.
Kyle Ackerman confirmed that his finger is slowly recovering following an operation and multiple check-ups.
He sustained a serious cut to his finger when he risked his life to save five children at Westdene’s infamous 10A 2nd Avenue property on 2 August, as reported in Northcliff Melville Times in the article Westdene hero saves children, Week ending 7 September.
Ackerman shared that he still experiences pain in his hand and finger. “When I do my physio exercises, I experience intense pain.”
He also acknowledged that the recovery process will be a lengthy one due to the nature of his injury.
“There was serious damage to my hand and it’s going to take a long time for it to be 100 per cent healed,” adding that his doctor told him that it will take a year before he can fully utilise his hand again.
Ackerman will continue to undergo physiotherapy and check-ups. “I have a check-up in 2 weeks’ time for further physio exercises then a check-up in a months’ time for the healing of the wound [tendon, bone, muscle and skin].”
He concluded that the length of his physiotherapy treatment will depend on the improvement of the function of his hands.
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