Teansak Eakpaboon, 33, required a series of operations on Phuket and at a specialist hospital in Bangkok to replace the flesh torn from his bones by a neighhbor's dogs.
His mother, Benjarat, 65, told Phuketwan that her son could now hobble around their home in Phuket City. At one stage, she says, he had been in danger of having both legs amputated.
The pitbulls ripped his legs apart in an attack hear his home in Phuket City on February 6. Khun Teansak had gone to the aid of a passerby, but the woman managed to fend off the animals with an umbrella.
The owner of the pitbulls, a Phuket City neighbor of the Eakpaboons, paid for some of the initial surgery at Bangkok Hospital Phuket but baulked as costs mounted.
Khun Benjarat, concerned at her son's future unless his legs were properly treated, rejected the suggestion that he should be sent to a less expensive hospital and instead organised proper restoration work in Bangkok.
''My son can walk a little but he still needs more care,'' Khun Benjarat said. ''The surgery he has had has been very good.''
It's believed a request will be made to a well-known local Phuket politician to intercede in the case and seek a negotiated settlement with the neighbor who owns the pitbulls.
No court action has been instigated at this stage. In most countries, dogs involved in this kind of attack would be put down.
It is believed the neighbors had two more pitbulls inside their house at the time of the attack.