Father of injured Clinton firefighter asking for prayers

Injured firefighter's father asking for prayers as his son recovers in the hospital.

The father of an injured Clinton firefighter is now for prayers as his son, Adam Cain fights for his life.

"I am begging each and every one of you to continue to pray," Kevin Cain said through a statement released by Clinton City Administrator Matt Brooke, "share what I have shared with you to everyone you know about Adam and ask they continue to pray also. My son needs them.”

An explosion injured Cain while he and others were battling a fire at the ADM grain facility in Clinton. A fellow firefighter, Lt. Eric Hosette died in the line of duty. He'll be buried on Saturday, January 12.

Kevin Cain says his son's condition is worse than first believed.

"“The first release on Adams condition may have led everyone to believe that he was about to walk out the door in the next few days. That could not be farther from the truth."

Cain says an injury Adam suffered to his lungs didn't blossom until 2 to 3 days after he was in the hospital.

You can read Cain's full statement below:

The first release on Adams condition may have led everyone to believe that he was about to walk out the door in the next few days. That could not be farther from the truth. Yes he was off the ventilator for 12hrs. However, the type injuries he has to his lungs do not "blossom" until 2-3 days post injury. The lining of the lungs swell and weep fluids much like external injuries. They will be in this condition for multiple weeks. With that comes time when Adam is in his most critical condition and has to fight the hardest. Even the family visiting him can stress him. The doctors are doing everything they can to try and help him. He has times of good rest, times of restlessness, and times of hard struggles that are very scary. I do not have enough space to give all details but I wanted to give you a general understanding of his status. He is literally fighting for his life now. Lynn, Matt, and I are doing our best to function. Unless you have traveled this journey there is no way you would understand. The reason I am reaching out and sharing is because Adam needs help. I am begging each and every one of you to continue to pray, share what I have shared with you to everyone you know about Adam and ask they continue to pray also. My son needs them.


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