Mower Girl Going Home

Mower Girl Going Home

POSTED: Sunday, May 5, 2013 - 12:45pm

UPDATED: Sunday, May 5, 2013 - 12:54pm

2-year-old who lost feet to riding lawnmower set to be released from the hospital.

(WFLA) Ireland Nugent has spent three weeks at Tampa General Hospital.

The 2-year-girl has endured seven surgeries and one major setback. Last week, doctors found an infection in one of her legs and she had to have a skin graft. But her father, Jerry Nugent, is finally feeling optimistic about her future.

"I'm excited and scared, all in one," he said outside Tampa General Hospital.

Jerry Nugent said Ireland should be released from TGH this weekend. He and his wife, Nicole, are learning to change Ireland's bandages, so they can care for her when she returns home. Jerry said Ireland smiles when they talk about going home.

"She's very happy, you know. That's what I love to see, because it brings me out of my funk," he said.

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