Ashley Cain’s partner Safiyya Vorajee has revealed that their seven-month-old daughter Azaylia is ‘in a lot of pain’ awaiting her potentially life-saving treatment in Singapore.
The couple recently raised over £ 1.5m to fund the trip, but she is still undergoing treatment in the UK in the meantime.
Safiyya kept her followers informed of their trip and talked about the blood transfusion and the surgery Azaylia underwent on Tuesday.
Disturbing: Ashley Cain’s partner Safiyya Vorajee has revealed that their seven-month-old daughter Azaylia is in ‘great pain’ awaiting her potentially life-saving treatment in Singapore
Speaking to her followers from the hospital, Safiyya explained: “We have a rough morning today, we have a bone marrow exam and then Azaylia needs 60 ml of blood from her.
“She needs a blood transfusion so they can send the blood to Singapore.
“She’s very swollen this morning, she’s getting a lot of fluids, because that keeps the leukemia from sticking.”
Determined: Safiyaa and partner Ashley Cain recently raised over £ 1.5m to fund the trip, but she is still undergoing treatment in the UK in the meantime
Speaking of the emotional toll it has taken on her, Safiyya continued, “Watching your daughter put to sleep again really takes on another level of heartbreak.
‘These days feel so long and hard, but you would do anything for your child – you don’t care how you are.
“So many people ask how you’re doing, and we have one destination and that’s to go to Singapore and get through this.”
Update: Safiyya kept her followers informed about their trip and told about the blood transfusion and surgery that Azaylia underwent on Tuesday
Fortunately, the blood transfusion and surgery went smoothly, with Safiyya later informing fans: ‘The procedures are all over and we are currently on a blood transfusion. Azaylia has recovered, blood had to be taken from her.
“60ml can give you anemia and your blood pressure and heart rate can go anywhere while blood is being drawn from your body, but luckily Azaylia was very stable.”
She then wrote: ‘What a rough day she had, bless her. She was in a lot of pain today. ‘
While Ashley shared a clip of his little girl entitled, ‘The Amount This Little Girl Endured Today.’
Heartbreaking: Ashley later shared a clip of his little girl in the hospital titled, ‘The Amount This Little Girl Endured Today’
It comes after Ashley revealed that drug companies are not releasing the life-saving drugs needed to defeat his daughter Azaylia’s battle against leukemia.
Ashley, whose daughter is currently undergoing her fourth round of chemo, took to Instagram on Sunday to admit that he is having “ tough talks ” with consultants and doctors in an attempt to change the company’s decision.
The reality star said, “We found out today that one of the essential drugs we need tomorrow to reduce her leukemia and put her in remission is not being released by the drug companies.
“In addition to taking care of Azaylia, I have also had intensive discussions with consultants, doctors and the companies themselves to try and get this essential drug that Azaylia needs.”
The media personality had asked fans for help with the donation earlier this weekend, explaining that the treatment his daughter needs is only available in Singapore.
As of Wednesday, the total of his fundraising for the treatment of his seven-month-old child reached £ 1.5 million, following donations from Love Island’s Molly-Mae Hague and Maura Higgins.
Ashley wrote a detailed account of Azaylia’s health struggles on his GoFundMe page, saying that any additional funds the couple will receive will be donated to other families in a similar situation to her.
According to the NHS, it is a “very complex and potentially risky treatment,” but studies have shown that it can cure some patients when other treatments have failed.
Fighting for her: Azaylia was diagnosed with an aggressive form of leukemia when she was only two months old and her parents fought to save her life
Azaylia was diagnosed with an aggressive form of leukemia when she was just two months old.
Ashley said he spent the first seven months of fatherhood in the hospital under the restrictions of Covid-19 while his daughter battled cancer.
Doctors told the TV star and his partner Safiyya that chemotherapy wouldn’t be enough to cure Azaylia.
What Are the Symptoms of Leukemia in Children?
Fatigue and pale skin – This is because leukemia can cause anemia which makes a child feel weak, tired and light-headed.
Infections and fever children with leukemia do not have normal white blood cells that would normally help fight infections.
Rash – children may have small dark spots that look like a normal rash when the leukemia cells spread to the skin
Bruising or bleeding easily – this includes frequent nosebleeds, bleeding gums and a lot of blood loss from minor cuts.
Bone or joint pain – this is caused by a build-up of leukemia cells near the surface of the bone or in the joint.
Swelling of the abdomen Leukemia cells can 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 and cause loss of appetite.
Swollen lymph nodes – some leukaemias spread to the lymph nodes, causing them to swell.
Source: American Cancer Society