Although a Rustenburg accountant is still in the hospital’s emergency room after being shot by a robber who broke into his neighbors’ home on Saturday, his anesthetic is gradually reduced.
Abel Pienaar, 42, was operated on for the second time on Monday after being shot in the stomach in the early hours of Saturday.
His small intestine was damaged in the incident and his pelvic bone was shattered.
NewsliteSA previously reported the full incident here.
His wife, Lizelle Pienaar, 41, says two parts of Pienaar’s small intestine were removed during the operation and the intestine was reattached. The wound is still open so that it can be determined, among other things, whether the bowel is functioning normally.
Lizelle is not sure if the bullet was removed on Monday. It is also unclear what treatment is available for his pelvic bone.
Pienaar was pushed into the theater at about 10:00 on Monday and again about 14:00.
“I don’t know if they will remove him completely from anesthesia because of the wound.”
Pienaar’s blood pressure is high and monitored. He does not normally suffer from high blood pressure and will be placed on medication if it continues.
Lizelle says it’s difficult for the rest of the family not to have him at home. The couple has three children aged 10, 14 and 19 years old. “He’s just our mainstay.”
The rest of the family was sleeping on the top floor of their duplex apartment when the incident happened.
“The children are at ease. We stick to their routine so they are not further disrupted. ”
“Furthermore, he looks good to me. We just have to keep praying and I believe he’s going to get better. ”
Northwest police have confirmed no one has been arrested in connection with the incident.