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Dog attack victim Eemi heads home

PHUKET: Five-year-old Finnish boy Eemi Nikula, mauled by stray dogs at Ao Nang Beach in Krabi last Wednesday, was finally cleared by doctors to fly home yesterday. His family wasted no time. They boarded a flight that departed Suvarnabhumi Airport in Bangkok at 1:20am today (Feb 28).

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By Eakkapop Thongtub

Thursday 28 February 2019, 05:31PM


Eemi and his family departed Thailand on Qatar Airways Flight QR 837, which touched down at Doha at 5:25am.

In the attack by strays on Ao Nang Beach last Wednesday (Feb 20), Eemi suffered scratches and bites to his torso, back and buttocks and has a wound about five centimetres long on his right calf.

The most dangerous wound was a bite to his neck, where fangs had punctured two holes near his Adam’s apple. (See story here.)

Eemi was discharged from Krabi Nakarin International Hospital on Monday (Feb 25) after doctors were confident his health had improved adequately.

He returned to the hospital yesterday (Feb 27) and had the last of his stitches removed, Kritsada Mahamad, Head of Krabi Tourist Assistance Center (TAC) confirmed to The Phuket News today.

“Eemi’s father said that Eemi will continue to receive medical treatment at a hospital in Finland next week,” Mr Kritsada said.

Dr Songwut Suwannaprasert, Medical Director of Krabi Nakharin International Hospital, also confirmed Eemi’s improved state of heath.

“Now, Eemi is much better. His wounds began to heal and he has shown no signs of further health complications,” he said.

“He can eat normally, and his mental state has returned to normal. He is cheerful and can interact normally with people who have come to visit him,” Dr Songwut said.

At the hospital yesterday, Eemi’s father, Appo Nikula, said, “I am very grateful for all the care and attention given to Eemi, I did not think that it would be so special.

“Our family would like to thank you all, it is greatly appreciated,” he said.

 

 

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Kurt | 01 March 2019 - 12:18:21

Every Orbor Tor, responsible for beach safety should be inspected/screened on beach safety! Meaning: No stray dogs at beaches. The packs are dangerous. Not he dogs of people, mostly expats,  who must keep them leashed at beach, only allowed certain hours by local laws! So, pack of stray dogs at beach are illegal.

Rorri_2 | 01 March 2019 - 10:55:40

"“I am very grateful for all the care and attention given to Eemi, I did not think that it would be so special," should be thankful someone, very special, took an interest. The family should be compensated, wit a free, all expenses paid, return holiday, at a time of their choosing, this won't happen of course, as soon as they boarded, it will be forgotten.

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