ASHLEY Cain has said that his “heart has been torn to pieces” on the “most difficult day” of his seven-month-old daughter’s leukaemia battle.
The 30-year-old star had worried fans after not updating them all day, having posted yesterday that he and partner Safiyya were expecting news on one of their last options for Azaylia’s treatment.
And it does not sound like there has been good news today, with the worried dad looking emotionally drained as he filmed an update from his daughter’s hospital room.
Ashley bravely shared: “Today has been one of the toughest days so far on this journey, that’s the honest truth.
“To be back in this place, my head honestly… It’s so, so difficult. Such a difficult position to be in.”
Filming Azaylia sleeping in her bed, he continued: “My little princess over there, she’s just the most beautiful thing in the world to me and it’s breaking my heart.”
He added the caption: “It’s literally tearing my heart to pieces.”
Ashley then took to his Instagram grid to share a smiling snap of his baby girl, as well as a poem about hope that had been penned by a fan.
He wrote in the post’s caption: “Today has been one of the most difficult days of my life.
“I feel like my heart is being torn to pieces. But as I’m staring over at my little baby girl in her cot from my hospital bed, I see hope.
“Hope that I will hang onto, hold tight and use to fight every inch and every second of this fight! 🕊🌈🙏🏾❤️ (reading this poem touched my heart, whoever wrote it… I thank you)”
Last night, Ashley fought back tears and admitted “I’m broken” after he and Safiyya were told the devastating news of Azaylia’s leukaemia relapse.
Azaylia had undergone a bone marrow transplant, but it had proven ineffective – and they now have “very few options left”.
Ashley had previously explained that they were waiting to hear if a clinic overseas was able to treat Azaylia as one of the family’s last resorts, and were due to be given the decision today.
However, he has not yet confirmed what has been decided.
If Azaylia is accepted, the trio will be jetting overseas immediately for up to a year while she receives specialist care.
Ashley and Safiyya welcomed Azaylia in August, and were left devastated when she was diagnosed with leukaemia at eight weeks old.
He has been keeping fans updated on her treatment via Instagram, and admitted earlier this month that he is “mentally exhausted”.
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The family expected Azaylia to get the all-clear in February after gruelling chemotherapy treatment, but were left “blindsided” when they were instead told that the cancer had returned.
She went on to have a bone marrow transplant, which doctors hoped would beat the disease.
Ashley wrote earlier this week: “Consultants made us aware that if her leukaemia returns after transplant there are only few options left.
“Over the last few weeks we have been exploring one of these options, by weaning her off her cyclosporine medication to give her donor cells a boost, in the hope that they take action in combating the leukaemia.”