Ashley Cain recalled the moment nurses rushed in to save his baby daughter Azaylia as she suffered seizures and stopped breathing.
Eight-month-old Azaylia was diagnosed with acute myloid leukaemia, and was told there was nothing more to be done for her after additional tumours were found on the tot’s brain.
Ashley and girlfriend Safiyya Vorajee rushed Azaylia to hospital on Wednesday night after having issues with her nasogastric (NG) tube.
They needed an X-Ray to check the tube’s placement so that Azaylia could receive vital food and medication.
The Ex on the Beach star took to his Instagram stories on Thursday to provide his 1.5million followers with an update on the ailing tot’s health.
While embarking on a 5K run to bolster his mental health, Ashley said: "Yesterday we got into hospital, got our platelets done and managed to sort her NG tube out, thankfully.
"Then just as we were getting back into the car she had a spike in temperature and a seizure, her eyes were rolling, she was hot, she wasn’t breathing."
The devastated dad continued: "We had to get her on the oxygen straight away. She settled, then when we got home it happened again and we ended up having a nurse from the palliative care team at our house until 1am."
The family were told Azaylia had just 'days to live' after doctors found additional tumours on her brain, after Ashley hoped she could be taken to Singapore for experimental treatment.
"It’s difficult, man," the footy ace admitted. "There’s a lot you don’t see, there’s a lot you wouldn’t want to see.
"It’s 24 hours a day, seven days a week with no breaks, but it’s all worth it because guess what? She woke up again this morning.
"All the hard work we’re putting in now, it’s worth it in the end to get that little smile, her eyes opening – it’s amazing."
Azaylia has been battling the disease for the majority of her life, and after extensive treatment has been placed on palliative care.
Her doting parents have had to rush her back to hospital several times for platelet transfusions after she started "crying blood."
Recounting the difficult journey so far, Ashley admitted: "It's been months, but the last few days especially I've woken up feeling pain, stress, depression, that's been consuming my mind as well as my body – stopping me from doing the things that were second nature to me, and I don't like it.
"I'm going to get up, get out, and get at it – getting out today in the hope that when I walk back in my house, I'm going to be the best me that I can be for my daughter."
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As he continued his run, Ashley said: "I can give her the energy, commitment, and positivity, and I can help carry this ship to where it's gonna be. Let's go champ, we're still in the game."
Ashley later shared an adorable clip of baby Azaylia dressed in orange, snuggled up on a cushion, and added three love heart emojis.
Mum Safiyya also shared a sweet clip of her baby girl watching cartoons, and wrote: "You are beautiful. I’m so so blessed another day with you. You are such a strong girl. I love you."
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