Ashley Cain gently holds cold towel to baby Azaylia’s swollen eyes to help her see ‘for a few minutes’

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Ashley Cain has spent hours dabbing a cold towel on baby daughter Azaylia's swollen eyes so she is able to see.

The doting dad took to his Instagram stories to show his fans as he tended to his eight-month-old, who is seriously ill with a rare form of leukaemia.

In the clip, the 30 year old can be seen gently dabbing her eyes with a folded up towel, as the tot lies down on the sofa.

He wrote alongside it: "Cold compressing constantly to reduce the discomfort and swelling around her eyes.


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"Every second of the hours on hours of doing this is worth it when she opens her eyes even for a few minutes," he said alongside a red heart emoji.

Azaylia was diagnosed with a rare form of leukemia just eight weeks after her birth.

Her case took a heartbreaking turn when Ashley and partner Safiyya Vorajee were told the cancer spread and she could only have "days to live".

Despite this, former Ex On The Beach star Ashley has admitted he can't quite believe that his time with Azaylia is nearly up.

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Taking to Instagram, he wrote to his 1.5million followers: "We've had another very tough day today. To be honest, every single day is a very tough day.

"We don't take Azaylia out of our site for a single second at the moment, caring for her every need. [sic]

"Today was the first time for days that she has been able to open her eyes. The swelling and the blood in her tears is causing her pain and forcing them to stick and shut.

"But with relentless care and improvisation we've managed to help her see the world again.

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"Even though she doesn't have much energy, she loved to see her surroundings today and had the loveliest little play time. We even got a smile which was worth more than anything money can buy."

He continued: "As a parent it's the hardest thing in the world to see your child like this, at home with the painful inevitable fait pending.

"For some insane reason though, I still have some crazy belief that she will still be with us next week, the week after that and the week after that.

"But we aren't counting the days right now, we're just doing our best to make those days count," Ashley finished in his touching post.

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