Ashley Cain has barely left little Azaylia’s side (Picture: @mrashleycain, Instagram)
Ashley Cain has revealed his baby daughter Azaylia requires further chemotherapy to prevent the leukaemia from reaching her brain after doctors found the disease has begun to form in another area.
The Ex On The Beach star and his girlfriend Safiyya Vorajee have been by their seven-month-old daughter’s side since she was readmitted to hospital last week.
Azaylia has been diagnosed with a ‘rare and aggressive’ form of cancer and requires specialist treatment abroad.
Ashley and Safiyya have incredibly managed to raise over £1million for Azaylia’s treatment after opening a fundraiser online.
In the latest update on the tot’s health battle, Ashley revealed on Wednesday: ‘Azaylia had to go into theatre yesterday, for a bone marrow test to read her leukemia count, plus, a lumber puncture to extract samples to send off to Singapore.
‘After that, doctors had to take 60ml of blood from her followed by a 4 hour blood transfusion. Later, she had chemotherapy with two separate drugs: Azacitidine and the drug we’ve been working tirelessly to get hold of, Venetoclax.’
Sharing the devastating news that the leukaemia has formed elsewhere, Ashley added: ‘That was a tough enough because of Azaylia’s pain and discomfort from the multiple procedures. Until we got told by consultants, that they had found blasts of leukemia forming in her Cerebrospinal fluid, which can result in it finding the brain!
‘This now means that Azaylia will now have to have another form of chemotherapy intrathecally, through the spinal tap to attack the leukemia and protect her brain.
‘This means today she will be having a CT scan on her head to make sure we can go through with this intrathecal procedure tomorrow.’
Understandably, Ashley admitted the toll of the ordeal has taken a toll on the family and that he’s had three hours sleep in two days.
‘The reality is that, there are no days off on this journey, no time out periods and no single second without worry or fear,’ he said.
‘If you asked me a year ago, I would’ve never imagined how strong I could or would have to be. That being said, you never really know how strong you are, until being strong is your only option.’
In recent days, Azaylia proved to be in fighting spirit and was seen in videos crawling around her hospital bed and smiling at her parents.
However, she had an uncomfortable night on Tuesday due to the various procedures.
Ashley and Safiyya are now facing the prospect of having to uproot and move to Singapore where they hope specialist doctors can treat Azaylia for a minimum of a year.
Credit: Original article published here.