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A Brisbane man has had to make the devastating call to his friend’s parents and tell them their son had lost his leg, moments after delivering the traumatising news to his mate.

Australian James Bailey was standing in a Thai hospital, a third-world medical centre where he had seen nurses playing with a kitten in the ICU, when he reached out and took the hand of his close friend Harry Cross.

He told Mr Cross not to speak, knowing it would only cause him further pain, before carefully choosing his next words.

"I said, 'do you know you've been in a crash?' I felt a squeeze. Then I said, 'do you know you've lost your leg' and I got a squeeze. I don't think I've done anything harder in my life," he told Nine.com.au.

"I was even the one who had to make the call to his family. You can imagine how difficult that was. It's something I never want to do again."

Mr Bailey had known the 29-year-old since October when the athletic young British backpacker showed up at a pizza shop owned by Mr Bailey’s wife.

It was Mr Cross' first night in Thailand, and the pair soon became firm friends.

Mr Bailey was the first person to arrive at the hospital. The first person Mr Cross called after the accident..............

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A Brisbane man has had to make the devastating call to his friend’s parents and tell them their son had lost his leg, moments after delivering the traumatising news to his mate.



Australian James Bailey was standing in a Thai hospital, a third-world medical centre where he had seen nurses playing with a kitten in the ICU, when he reached out and took the hand of his close friend Harry Cross.



He told Mr Cross not to speak, knowing it would only cause him further pain, before carefully choosing his next words.



"I said, 'do you know you've been in a crash?' I felt a squeeze. Then I said, 'do you know you've lost your leg' and I got a squeeze. I don't think I've done anything harder in my life," he told Nine.com.au.



"I was even the one who had to make the call to his family. You can imagine how difficult that was. It's something I never want to do again."



Mr Bailey had known the 29-year-old since October when the athletic young British backpacker showed up at a pizza shop owned by Mr Bailey’s wife.



It was Mr Cross' first night in Thailand, and the pair soon became firm friends.



Mr Bailey was the first person to arrive at the hospital. The first person Mr Cross called after the accident..............



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Kitten in ICU does not mean anything. Therapy animals is the cutting edge of the modern intensive care science, especially in paediatrics. Regardless of the reason why there were kittens in thai hospital.

The rest of the cares in the pictures look proper. They seem to know what they are doing in their “third world country”.


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Done.

I too had a postie bike accident in Kanchanaburi.

Luckily it was just left knee, left knuckles and shoulders.

Travel insurance is a must.
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Kitten in ICU does not mean anything. Therapy animals is the cutting edge of the modern intensive care science, especially in paediatrics. Regardless of the reason why there were kittens in thai hospital.

The rest of the cares in the pictures look proper. They seem to know what they are doing in their “third world country”.


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When they were playing with it and then changing things on him without gloves, thats where I draw the line considering the doctors have been expressing concerns of him getting an infection.
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When they were playing with it and then changing things on him without gloves, thats where I draw the line considering the doctors have been expressing concerns of him getting an infection.


According to the commonly accepted australian healthcare guidelines the healthcare providers require wearing gloves only when there is a reasonable chance of exposure to the body fluid. ICU or not.

You chance of getting pneumonia while on the ventilator is 100% in 30 days. As much as you do to postpone that it is unfortunately unavoidable.

Bottom line is that the tone of the article is profoundly and uninformatly overdramatic. Yeah, it sucks to be in the accident. Sure, it is a life changing injury to loose a limb. We are all sympathetic with that.

However, loudly passing judgment over thing that one has very little insight into is very, well, cheap media like approach. You want the immediate attention, but fall apart upon basic fact check.



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Although sad for all concerned but not unheard of or that unusual as on the Aust gov't travellers website it reckons by statistics the most dangerous thing any traveller can do in a foreign (third world) country is ride a motorbike.
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Thailand is currently ranked number 1 in the world for road fatalities, hense why even thought I have been riding a bike for 25 years, I am so diligent when out and about here.
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Everything carries risks, even a bubble wrapped life.

http://theconversation.com/whats-mos...ties-are-72505

The thing is to lead a fruitful, fun, adventurous and balanced life.

I’ve no problems riding or driving anywhere BUT I do have a major problem walking on the footpaths in certain countries:

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