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Ashley Cain's girlfriend says it 'feel like torture' to watch her daughter Azaylia suffer

Ashley Cain's girlfriend Safiyya Vorajee has told how it 'feels like torture' watching her eight-month-old daughter Azaylia suffer with an aggressi

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Ashley Cain’s girlfriend Safiyya Vorajee has told how it ‘feels like torture’ watching her eight-month-old daughter Azaylia suffer with an aggressive form of leukemia.

Azaylia was diagnosed with the condition at just eight weeks old and spent months in hospital before being discharged last week, after doctors confirmed there was ‘nothing more they could do’.

After returning home, the little girl – who has been given days to live – was rushed back to hospital on Sunday evening to undergo a life-prolonging transfusion after her leukemia caused profuse bleeding.

Struggles: Ashley Cain's girlfriend Safiyya Vorajee has told how it 'feels like torture' watching her eight-month-old daughter Azaylia suffer with an aggressive form of leukemia

Struggles: Ashley Cain’s girlfriend Safiyya Vorajee has told how it ‘feels like torture’ watching her eight-month-old daughter Azaylia suffer with an aggressive form of leukemia

Despite living through the heartbreaking ordeal, Safiyya, 34, pledged to give her little daughter the best time possible and vowed to be optimistic. 

Taking to her Instagram Stories on Monday, she said: ‘I just wake up in the morning and look at her and feel so blessed that every single morning I’m waking up with her and having her there to hold and to smile and to sing all our Jungle Book theme all day long.

‘The amount of times we sing this to her is just mindblowing and I feel so happy that I can just spend today with her and play and just love her as much as I can and tell her how much I love her.

Heartbreaking: Azaylia was diagnosed with the condition at just eight weeks old and spent months in hospital before being discharged last week, after doctors confirmed there was 'nothing more they could do'

Heartbreaking: Azaylia was diagnosed with the condition at just eight weeks old and spent months in hospital before being discharged last week, after doctors confirmed there was ‘nothing more they could do’

‘It’s absolutely heartbreaking, this feels like torture. It’s so difficult and so hard and the support you guys are all giving us is amazing, it’s incredible.’

Telling other parents to ‘follow their gut’, she said: ‘This stuff is so hard and so difficult but I’m going to make every day as happy, as fun as playful as possible for her.’

On Sunday nigh, Ex On The Beach star Ashley, 30, took to Instagram to reveal he was forced to take Azaylia, for an emergency platelet transfusion as her illness has ‘eaten away parts that clot the blood’ and would cause internal bleeding. 

Talking: After returning home, the little girl - who has been given days to live - was rushed back to hospital on Sunday evening to undergo a life-prolonging transfusion after her leukemia caused profuse bleeding

Talking: After returning home, the little girl - who has been given days to live - was rushed back to hospital on Sunday evening to undergo a life-prolonging transfusion after her leukemia caused profuse bleeding

Talking: After returning home, the little girl – who has been given days to live – was rushed back to hospital on Sunday evening to undergo a life-prolonging transfusion after her leukemia caused profuse bleeding

He said: ‘That’s no way for her to go. She’s been so happy today so we knew we needed a platelet transfusion and that will preserve us for another day or two days and three days and every day is a blessing’. 

Ashley has been chronicling Azalyia’s health woes on social media since she was diagnosed and has garnered worldwide support, including from Dwayne Johnson.

Ashley filmed the video in the back of a car, as he detailed what had happened over night and revealed he forced the doctors to do the transfusion. 

Pained: Ashley rushed his leukemia-stricken daughter Azaylia to hospital on Sunday evening after she began bleeding profusely

Pained: Ashley rushed his leukemia-stricken daughter Azaylia to hospital on Sunday evening after she began bleeding profusely

He said: ‘On our way back from hospital now, we rushed Azaylia in tonight. On oxygen because she’d been bleeding from the nose because she has tumours on her brain as well as her body…

‘Because of her blood cancer it eats away at the parts that clot the blood so the lack of platelets means she can bleed from the inside and that’s why her nose is bleeding and that’s no way for her to go…

‘She’s been so happy today so we knew we needed a platelet transfusion and that will preserve us for another day or two days and three days and every day is a blessing. Let’s go champ.’

Heartache: Ashley took to Instagram to reveal he was forced to take Azaylia for an emergency platelet transfusion as her illness has 'eaten away parts that clot the blood' and would cause internal bleeding

Heartache: Ashley took to Instagram to reveal he was forced to take Azaylia for an emergency platelet transfusion as her illness has ‘eaten away parts that clot the blood’ and would cause internal bleeding

Saddening: Ashley filmed the video in the back of a car, as he detailed what had happened over night and revealed he forced the doctors to do the transfusion

Saddening: Ashley filmed the video in the back of a car, as he detailed what had happened over night and revealed he forced the doctors to do the transfusion

Sweetheart: Azaylia is seen wearing a bright pink hat and little lion baby-grow as she made her way home from the hospital on Friday

Sweetheart: Azaylia is seen wearing a bright pink hat and little lion baby-grow as she made her way home from the hospital on Friday

Ashley then reached out to parents in similar situations, urging them to educate themselves on what their children are going through. 

He went on: ‘For all parents in this situation just make sure you know your stuff when they’ve been discharged the doctor will not perform any more procedures so we knew that she needed the platelet transfusion we weren’t asking for bloods to be taken because they wont do bloods…

‘So we knew that she needed the platelet transfusion and rang up and demanded as we knew she needed the transfusion to help clot her blood and stop her bleeding out…

‘By taking charge of your child’s care and not leaving it to anyone else you know certain things that preserve your child’s life and give them another day or two days because every moment is precious and i want every parent going through this to know that’.

'She's so beautiful': Ashley also marked Azaylia turning eight months old by having moulds made of her feet made on Saturday

‘She’s so beautiful’: Ashley also marked Azaylia turning eight months old by having moulds made of her feet made on Saturday

Pained: Safiyya also detailed the night spent in hospital, as she shared a picture of the tot and penned: 'Last night we took Azaylia to the hospital for an emergency platelet transfusion as the leukaemia caused profused bleeding'

Pained: Safiyya also detailed the night spent in hospital, as she shared a picture of the tot and penned: ‘Last night we took Azaylia to the hospital for an emergency platelet transfusion as the leukaemia caused profused bleeding’

Safiyya also detailed the night spent in hospital, as she shared a picture of the tot and penned: ‘Last night we took Azaylia to the hospital for an emergency platelet transfusion as the leukaemia caused profused bleeding.

‘Azaylia had a 30min transfusion, but this didn’t stop the bleeding over night, I put her on her observation machine so I could keep an eye on her oxygen & heart rate levels for reassurance.

‘I have the privilege to wake up this morning and watch her open her eyes and play this is precious. Tomorrow isn’t promised to anyone, waking up today is the blessing itself’.

Her love: Over the weekend, Safiyya shared a heartwarming video showing the family eating together, with Azaylia tucking into strawberries while her parents looked on

Her love: Over the weekend, Safiyya shared a heartwarming video showing the family eating together, with Azaylia tucking into strawberries while her parents looked on

Tucking in: She was eating in the video much to her parents' joy

Tucking in: She was eating in the video much to her parents’ joy

Over the weekend, Safiyya shared a heartwarming video showing the family eating together, with Azaylia tucking into strawberries while her parents looked on. 

Last week, doctors revealed there was no further treatment available amid her leukaemia battle following the discovery of multiple tumours in her body. 

The media personality and his partner Safiyya recently raised more than £1.5 million to fund a trip to Singapore for potentially life-saving transplant, but she was being treated in the UK during the interim. 

He later revealed that Azaylia can no longer fly to Singapore for treatment after discovering the tumours, and vowed to make her final days ‘as fun as they can’. 

Fighter: The Ex On The Beach star, 30, shared a series of images on Saturday showing his 'fearless little lion' wrapped in a pink blanket while travelling in an ambulance

Fighter: The Ex On The Beach star, 30, shared a series of images on Saturday showing his ‘fearless little lion’ wrapped in a pink blanket while travelling in an ambulance

Ashley penned a detailed account of Azaylia’s health battle on his GoFundMe page and said that any extra funds the couple receive will be donated to other families in a similar situation to them. 

According to the NHS, it is a ‘highly complex and potentially risky treatment’ but has been shown in trials to cure some patients when other treatments have failed.   

Ashley said he has spent the first eight months of fatherhood under Covid-19 restrictions in hospital as his daughter fought the cancer.

Doctors told the TV star and his partner Safiyya that chemotherapy would not be enough to cure Azaylia. 

No way to go: Doctors told the TV star and his partner Safiyya that chemotherapy would not be enough to cure Azaylia

No way to go: Doctors told the TV star and his partner Safiyya that chemotherapy would not be enough to cure Azaylia

Last week, Ashley shared a heartbreaking video revealing he and Safiyya were bringing their little girl home to make her comfortable after learning doctors had found tumours throughout her body.

And as he faces up to the harrowing prognosis that his adorable child has just days to live, Ashley paid tribute to the brave youngster as he admitted: ‘I don’t know what I will do without you.’

In the video, the doting dad was seen gently splashing the water around Azaylia as she looked up at her dad adoringly while sitting in a small tub on the hospital ward.

Sad: As he faces up to the harrowing prognosis that his adorable child has just days to live, Ashley paid tribute to Azaylia as he admitted, 'I don't know what I will do without you'

Devoted: Azaylia appeared to be enjoying her time with her devoted dad

Sad: As he faces up to the harrowing prognosis that his adorable child has just days to live, Ashley paid tribute to Azaylia as he admitted, ‘I don’t know what I will do without you’

Captioning the footage, he wrote: Azaylia’s last bath in hospital, before we take her home where she belongs. ❤️

‘9 days ago consultants told us my daughter had 1-2 days to live, but thought she may pass that evening. Even with a barbaric disease consuming her blood, tumours in her brain and organs and amounts of pain I cannot imagine…

‘She is still battling through 9 days later, with parts of the day with nothing but smiles despite her discomfort.

‘This is a testament of this little girls strength and the fight she has possessed all of the way through. She has fought a battle that not many, if any, of us could have endured and she’s earned the love and respect of many on the way.

‘The truth is though, I hope and pray that I have earned hers! Even through the hardest and saddest time of my life, she has found a way to make it better.

‘She has shined light on the darkest of days and she has opened my heart to amounts of love I couldn’t believe possible! ❤️

‘The truth is, I don’t know what I will do without you. But for now, I find strength in giving you the best of me, and the only me that you deserve! ❤️

‘You are in my arms, my thoughts, my prayers and my heart everyday my princess. YOU’RE MY HERO! ✊ DADDY LOVES YOU! ❤️’

What are the symptoms of leukaemia in children?

Fatigue and pale skin – this is because leukaemia can cause anaemia which makes a child feel weak, tired and light-headed.

Infections and fever – children with leukaemia lack normal white blood cells which would normally help fight infection.

Rash – children may have small, dark spots that look like common rashes if the leukemia cells spread to the skin   

Easy bruising or bleeding – this includes frequent nosebleeds, bleeding gums and bleeding a lot from small cuts.

Bone or joint pain – this is caused by a build up of leukaemia cells near the surface of the bone or inside the joint.

Swelling of the abdomen – leukaemia cells may collect in the liver and spleen causing them to enlarge.

Loss of appetite and weight loss – if the spleen and liver swell, they can press against the stomach causing loss of appetite.

Swollen lymph nodes – some leukaemias spread to the lymph nodes causing them to swell.

Source: American Cancer Society 

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