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Ashley Cain helps daughter Azaylia be able to see in her final days as doting dad dabs her swollen eyes with cold towel

ASHLEY Cain has revealed how he helps his daughter Azaylia be able to see in her final days.

The doting dad says he spends "hours upon hours" dabbing the eight-month-old's swollen eyes with a cold towel.

Azaylia has been given days to live after doctors said they could do no more to treat her after her devastating leukaemia diagnosis.

Cradling her in his arms, Ashley said on Instagram: "Cold compressing constantly to reduce the discomfort and swelling around her eyes.

"Every second of the hours on hours of doing this is worth it when she opens her eyes even for a few minutes."

The 30-year-old reality star and his partner Safiyya have been making every moment count with their daughter.

She's been in and out of hospital since being sent home to spend her finals days with her family.

The little girl has even been "crying blood" as she struggles with her sight.

But Ashley has admitted he has a "crazy belief" baby Azaylia will stay with them for the next few weeks - despite her "pending fate" after a "tough day".

As they make sure Azaylia is as comfortable as possible at home, the dad insisted "we aren't counting the days, we're making the days count" in an emotional Instagram statement.

He wrote: "We 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 sight for a single second at the moment, caring for her every need.

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

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