Ex On The Beach star Ashley Cain took to Instagram on Thursday to reveal his daughter Azaylia is about to have surgery to find out if her leukemia has gone.
The 30-year-old revealed his daughter, six months, with Safiyya Vorajee has been responding well after having a stem cell transplant.
Taking to Instagram, Ashley gave his followers an update on his beloved child and said there would be an anxious two week wait to get the results.
He penned: ‘This morning Azaylia goes into theatre to have a bone marrow aspiration to find out whether her marrow is clear of leukemia.
‘It’s a nerve-racking time’: EOTB’s Ashley Cain took to Instagram on Thursday to reveal daughter Azaylia, six months, is about to have surgery to see if her leukemia has gone
‘My prayers continue’: The reality star shared this post alongside the picture of himself and his baby
‘It’s a nerve racking time because not only is she being put under aesthetic for yet another surgery, but we have around a 2 week wait to find out if her transplant has managed to clear out the leukemia from her bone marrow, which is the news we have been waiting for!
‘My prayers continue, my hope runs on and my belief remains. ✊“Wake up beauty, it’s time to BEAST!”’
Earlier this month, Ashley revealed his daughter has been responding well to her stem cell treatment.
Ashley claimed doctors were impressed by ‘how strong she is’.
Sharing a number of snaps of his little on on her hospital bed, Ashley wrote: ‘Had such an amazing morning with my little princess.
Great news! Ashley revealed in a post he shared earlier this month that his daughter Azaylia is responding well to her stem cell treatment amid her leukaemia battle
‘The energy she generates for not only herself, but for me and anyone that enters the room is so irresistibly compelling!
‘UPDATE: The doctors told me this morning that she’s making her own cells ALREADY which is amazing news and they cannot believe how strong she is and how well she’s doing!’
Ashley went on to share his gratitude to the person who donated their newborn’s umbilical cord to be used for stem cell treatment.
Sweet: Ashley claimed her doctors were also impressed with ‘how strong she is’, as ‘she’s making her own cells ALREADY which is amazing news’
Thankful: Ashley also shared his gratitude to the woman who donated her newborn’s umbilical cord to be used for stem cell treatment saying he will be ‘praying for you for the rest of my life’
He added: ‘DONOR: Azaylia’s stem cells came from an umbilical cord which was donated from a lady directly after giving birth.
‘This was great for Azaylia as the cord cells are very rich and because of her age, the amount of cells in the cord are sufficient for her.
‘Also, it meant that the cord could be requested and sent immediately for Azaylia’s urgent need of a transplant!
‘Unfortunately as it is a cord donor, it means that we will never be able to meet the people who have given Azaylia her stem cells and the greatest gift imaginable!
Doing well: Ashley explained, ‘This was great for azaylia as the cord cells are very rich and because of her age, the amount of cells in the cord are sufficient for her’
Helpful: He added, ‘Also, it meant that the cord could be requested and sent immediately for Azaylia’s urgent need of a transplant!’
Donor: Ashley explained that sadly he would never be able to meet the parents who donated their baby’s umbilical cord, but said it was the ‘greatest gift imaginable’
‘However, we’re extremely grateful to whoever you are and I’ll be praying for you for the rest of my life! Thank you.’
The reality star also took to Instagram to do a Q and A, where he spoke about how he was coping and the symptoms Azaylia suffered before she got her diagnosis.
One follower asked: ‘Do you and Safiyaa get to see each other much at the moment? You both are such an inspiration!’.
Family: Ashley also shared more details about his life caring for his daughter Azaylia, who is battling a rare and aggressive form of leukaemia in hospital
Ashley replied: ‘We get to spend about five minutes chatting when we switch over in the hospital. Apart from that it’s phone calls and FaceTime!’
When asked by a fan about the symptoms he noticed in Azaylia before she was diagnosed, the reality star said she was suffering from flu-like symptoms.
Ashley added she had trouble breathing, a bloated and firm stomach, bruises on her tummy and a puffy face.
The reality star said the couple were turned away by several doctors saying Azaylia was just constipated, before they got her official diagnosis.
Update: Ashley took to Instagram to do a Q and A, where he spoke about how he and his partner Safiyya Vorajee were coping
Symptoms: When asked by a fan about the symptoms he noticed in Azaylia before she was diagnosed, the reality star said she was suffering from flu-like symptoms
When questioned about what gives him strength daily, Ashley replied: ‘My daughter is the source of all my strength. She gives me unmeasurable amounts of love and happiness.
‘Me being upset and negative won’t help a thing.’
The television personality added: ‘If my daughter can fight this, the least I can do is be strong and surround her with the best energy possible.’
Brave: When questioned about what gives him strength daily, Ashley replied: ‘My daughter is the source of all my strength’
Ashley also candidly admitted he was ‘heartbroken’ when asked how he was doing by a different follower.
He elaborated: ‘It’s the hardest thing I could imagine in my worst nightmare. Every single day. But at the same time I genuinely believe in my daughter and I can honestly say I enjoy and appreciate every single second with her!’
In a different question, Ashley told his fans watching Azaylia suffer is ‘torture’ and said he would take ‘any punishment imaginable for her to be free of this’.
Honest: Ashley also candidly admitted he was ‘heartbroken’ when asked how he was doing by a different follower
Sad: In a different question, Ashley told his fans watching Azalyia suffer is ‘torture’ and said he would take ‘any punishment imaginable for her to be free of this’
Ashley also shared heartwarming snaps of his ‘strong, mighty’ daughter.
The television personality said his daughter has now begun the ‘toughest journey imaginable’ as she continues to fight the disease.
He wrote: ‘Today was by far the biggest day of our lives. One that we have been hoping, wishing and praying for.
‘The day Azaylia received her stem cell transplant and begins the toughest journey imaginable to save her precious life! We believe in you princess.
‘You are strong, you are mighty, you are courageous and God is with you! You got this Likkle Lion. We love you! ❤️ LETS GO CHAMP!’
According to the NHS website, patients who receive a stem cell transplant must stay in hospital for a few weeks while they wait for their stem cells to settle in their bone marrow and start producing new cells.
It comes after the reality star recently confirmed that a donor had been found for the stem cell transplant.
Ashley said he was devastated to learn his five-month-old was at a higher risk of complications going into the transplant after her cancer returned, following two rounds of chemotherapy.
Overjoyed: Ashley revealed last month that Azaylia has received her stem cell transplant amid her leukaemia battle
The post comes after Ashley revealed 80,000 people became stem cell donors 48 hours after he appealed for the public’s help amid his daughter’s health battle.
Saying that he was ‘forever grateful’ to the members of the public who had ordered test kits to be added to the stem cell register, Ashley claimed the charities usually get 30-40,000 people registering in a single year.
Ashley, who made his appeal to find a donor on social media, said he thought it was ‘beautiful’ how people could come together for a good cause in spite of negativity that is often prevalent online.
Reflecting on Azaylia’s health battle, he explained that when they discovered she was diagnosed with leukaemia she had a soaring white cell count of 200, and also had tumours on her lungs, kidneys, and stomach.
He revealed that a normal person’s white cell count is five, while adults who are suffering from the blood cancer tend to have a white cell count of 40, so it was alarming that Azalyia’s was so high.
Ashley explained that being told the news left him a ‘broken man’, and he claimed it was an ‘absolute miracle’ that she has been able to fight the cancer.
Fighter: It comes after Ashley recently confirmed that a donor has been found for his daughter’s stem cell transplant