Clinton firefighter Cain remains in critical but stable condition

Adam Cain

CLINTON — Clinton city officials have released an update on Adam Cain, a Clinton firefighter injured in the explosion Saturday at ADM that also claimed the life of Clinton Fire Lt. Eric Hosette.

Cain remains hospitalized in critical but stable condition at the University of Iowa Hospitals & Clinics in Iowa City.

Cain's breathing tube was removed Sunday for about 12 hours and he did extremely well and was able to breath on his own, the family said. The family was able to hold a conversation with him and tell him they loved him and he knows everyone is behind him.

Overnight, he began to have some troubles breathing, so for his comfort, the doctors re-intubated him. This will allow his lungs to heal and to allow him to rest more comfortably with the sedation. The doctors did warn the family about setbacks that Cain would experience and the doctor did tell them that this was a setback that had been anticipated. Cain had a pretty rough Monday as well; however, he has recovered and fought through that.

As of Monday night, he was resting comfortably and he is stable. He has recovered very well after a rough afternoon, the family said. The doctor and nursing staff are extremely impressed and pleased with his progress and he continues to heal; however, he is still in a critical state.

At this point in time, the main concern is his lungs and allowing him to heal. The family said it’s a battle between Cain and the fluid buildup in his lungs. As of Monday afternoon, the doctor told them that Cain has been winning that battle.

The family asks for continued prayers for not only Cain but for the Hosette family. They cannot say enough how strong he has been and that he is fighting hard. The family thanks the community for the continued support and says nothing has gone unnoticed.