Ashley Cain and girlfriend Safiyya seek advice as baby Azaylia is ‘struggling to open her eyes’
ASHLEY Cain’s girlfriend Safiyya took to Instagram this evening to reveal that baby Azaylia is “struggling to open her eyes” because they are so swollen.
The worried parents sought advice from their community nurse on how to combat the fluid retention – two weeks after being given the news that their eight-month-old daughter’s leukaemia is terminal.
Safiyya could be seen cradling her little girl as she explained to followers: “Azaylia’s got really, really swollen eyes today and we’ve been told by our community nurses to put some cold compresses on them and get them down again so she can open her eyes, bless her.
“She’s really, really struggling today.”
The brave mum added in the caption that they have also been told to turn Azaylia’s feed down to stop fluid retention.
Earlier today, Safiyya paid sweet tribute to her fighter daughter in a moving Instagram post as she shared artwork supporters had sent her and Ashley.
She wrote: “No words can compare to how proud I am of you Azaylia, being a mummy has changed my life and this journey has humbled me & made me appreciate the true meaning to life & at number 1 is health 🙏🏼❤️
“The day me and Daddy was blessed with you Azaylia was the best day of our life’s, you have bought us happiness every single day, despite what we are faced with we made you a promise from the day you was born & told you again in intensive care and that was to give you 100% your whole life & that promise will never be broken.❤️
“Following our love as parents is family, friends and the rest of the world, Thankyou for loving my baby 🧡 to see the amazing talented pics, videos, and the whole world being lightened up for Azaylia is beautiful honestly it brings me warmth and gratitude to you all and as I can’t thank you all individually my love and gratitude is with each and everyone of you.
“Thank you for showing the universe how special Azaylia is 🧡🧡🧡 MY HERO 🧡🧡🧡”
Safiyya and Ashley welcomed Azaylia in August of last year, but were left devastated just eight weeks later when they were told that she has leukaemia.
They have documented much of her fight on their Instagram pages, and told how they hope to make their little girl’s time with them as full of fun, love, and happiness as possible.
Earlier this week, Safiyya revealed that “struggling” Azaylia is now on oxygen at home after she was rushed to hospital again.
She previously told how Azaylia has lost movement in half of her face due to tumours on her brain.
Last month, Ashley and Safiyya raised over £1 million to take Azaylia to Singapore in a last-ditch attempt to save her life – but were left devastated when they were told the specialists in the country could not help.
Ashley Cain’s daughter Azaylia takes ‘morning medicine’ in cute video shared by mum Safiyya
Doctors in the UK then discovered tumours throughout Azaylia’s body, including her brain and spleen, and delivered the heartbreaking news that they’d run out of options to treat her.
The brave parents have now taken their little girl home from hospital, but still have regular trips back into A&E to keep Azaylia comfortable, with the eight month old having blood transfusions after crying blood, and bleeding from her nose.
Safiyya has also revealed purple bruises all over Azaylia’s body as the leukaemia prevents her blood from clotting.
Through her brave fight, Azaylia has won the hearts of the nation, and has been nominated for a Pride of Britain award – with people across the UK also taking to their doorsteps to “Clap for Azaylia” earlier this week.