Ahmad Doucet was in stable condition Wednesday, June 24, 2015, after suffering an injury during a practice session on Sunday. (Contributed)
UPDATE @ 2:35 p.m. (Sept. 15): The following update about injured Fairmont wrestler Ahmad Doucet was posted on Facebook by his mother, Angela Fisher:
“Ahmad has been working extremely hard on his recovery. Over the last 6 weeks there has been a lot of improvement. Ahmad is no longer in a coma, he is in what is defined as a minimally conscious state. This means that he is alert during the the day and sleeps at night. He is aware of his surroundings and responds to what he sees and hears. He has begun to communicate with his eyes.
For example, you can hold pictures in front of him and ask him to look at a specific person and he is able to do that. You can also ask him a question that is is specific to a certain person and he is able to identify who you are referring to. He can answer yes and no using eye movements. He is also able to make some purposeful movements at times. Medically he has been stable and really looks good. Although he still has a long way to go, I am so happy to see the progress he has made. Ahmad is improving daily.
I appreciate all the love and support everyone has shown to my son and my family. I truly believe that the love and support you have given has played a tremendous role in Ahmads progress!
EARLIER REPORT (July 10)
Ahmad Doucet — the Fairmont High School wrestler who suffered a stroke in a freak accident while training on June 21 — may be able to go home in six to eight weeks, depending on how well he recovers from a tracheostomy.
Ahmad remains unresponsive and on a ventilator.
He will undergo the procedure “in the very near future,” according to his mother, Angela Fisher.
In an update on the Fairmont High School Firebirds sports blog, Fisher said Ahmad will remain in the hospital for six to eight more weeks after surgery before returning home.
“I can’t say it enough, the support each and everyone of you have provided in whatever way you have been able to provide means so much,” Fisher said. “I am constantly praying for a miracle that GOD will allow Ahmad to wake up and live his amazing life. The continuing love and support all of you have shown to Ahmad has been a comfort in a very, very difficult time.”
Fisher said she will provide more updates on Ahmad’s condition as soon as she is able.