Positive signs as Adams awaits heart transplant
Trinidad and Tobago defender Akeem Adams remains warded in critical condition at the ICU of the Varosmajori Heart Clinic in Hungary, but there were some positive signs from the footballer.
According to a T&T Football Association (TTFA) media release yesterday, there was some movement by the player.
“There was one significant occurrence, as the 22-year-old player was said to have nodded in acknowledgement of his mother’s presence and held her hand for a brief moment on Sunday (yesterday) morning,” the release read.
Prior to her departure on Friday, Ancilla Adams, mother of Akeem said she believed she would get a reaction from her ailing son, and she got her wish, the release noted.
“He nodded and held on to her hand when she asked ‘Akeem do you know I am here’, and we continue to pray for his recovery,” Adams’s local handler, Dion Sosa, also told TTFA Media.
Adams was up to yesterday still listed in a critical condition after undergoing a third operation, following a massive heart attack he suffered between Wednesday night and Thursday morning. According to the TTFA release, the footballer’s Hungarian club has been asked that little is said on the matter at the moment.
“There has been a request originating from the Varosmajori Clinic and Ferencvaros that not too much be said in the media, as doctors continue to give the best possible treatment to the player. We have to obey their requests as they prefer that not much be said as they try their best to bring Akeem to recovery. They have asked that we continue to extend our support and offer our prayers as they do their part,” Sosa said.
There have been some 250 blood donors to date and doctors are hoping to perform the heart transplant at some point next week.
Akeem’s football club in Hungary, Ferencvaros, lost their League match on over the weekend going down to Puskas FC. It is understood that the players have been disheartened since Adams suffered the attack and were not fully up for the encounter.