CLINTON, Iowa (KWQC) -- UPDATE 1-24-19: The City of Clinton says firefighter Adam Cain can be discharged from the hospital on January 25, 2019 and cleared to go home with follow up outpatient therapy. The community's support, thoughts and prayers are what has helped him heal so quickly and are truly behind bringing him home. The city asked that the community continues to pray for the family of Eric Hosette, who was killed in the explosion at the ADM plant, which remains under investigation.
UPDATE 1/21: Adam Cain is continuing to make improvements according to city officials.
Officials say on Friday, Jan. 18, he was moved from critical care to ICU.
On Sunday, Jan. 20, officials say Adam started physical therapy and walked about 100 feet. On Monday, Jan. 21, they were working to simulate stairs.
A surgery that was scheduled last week for his arm has been rescheduled to take place on Wednesday, Jan. 23.
Officials say Adam is doing well and is in good spirits.
"Adam has finally been able to realize how many people are behind him and he is extremely appreciative," a statement from officials read Monday.
The incident remains under investigation by the Iowa Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) and the National Institute of Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH). The Fire Department and City representatives will refrain from any comments or discussion on the incident until the official investigation has been completed.
UPDATE 1/19: A Clinton firefighter injured battling a fire earlier this month is improving, according to Rep. Dave Loebsack.
In a Facebook post, Loebsack said he visited firefighter Adam Cain on Saturday.
"Happy to learn that Adam’s condition is improving and he was recently moved out of the ICU," the congressman wrote. "He still needs our thoughts and prayers as he continues to recover."
Cain was seriously injured after an explosion in a silo at the ADM Facility on January 5th. Cain was missing after the explosion, but eventually found by fellow firefighters and was transported to the University of Iowa Hospitals in Iowa City.
Lt. Eric Hosette was killed in the explosion. He was laid to rest last week.
Loebsack said prayers are still needed as Cain continues to improve.
UPDATE 1/17: Firefighter Adam Cain is still in critical condition but is slowly improving. According to officials, Cain is now breathing on his own after the ventilator was taken out Wednesday. This morning, Cain is scheduled to have surgery on one of his broken arms.
The family is asking for continued prayers.
The investigation into the explosion at ADM remains under investigation by OSHA and NIOSH.
UPDATE 1/14: Firefighter Adam Cain is still in critical condition but is a little more stable according to officials.
They released an update Monday afternoon saying Adam is "not out of the woods by any means and now has pneumonia (which was expected) and has started on new antibiotics."
Doctors believe they are seeing improvement in Adam's lungs as he continues to remain on a ventilator.
Officials say at this time he is unable to see visitors, but they ask everyone to continue to keep him and his family in your prayers.
ORIGINAL 1/10: The family of injured Clinton firefighter Adam Cain are asking for the community's prayers.
Here is the latest update from Adam's father Kevin Cain:
“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”