Joey Feek at Peace as She Enters Hospice
Feek ended colorectal cancer treatments in late October, choosing to return home instead of continuing chemotherapy. Rory Feek has been providing updates through his This Life I Live blog, and on Monday morning, he revealed hospice was beginning.
“Not the answer we hoped for,” Rory writes, “but the answer He has given us.” The 4AM trip to the hospital was brought on by Joey’s unbearable pain, caused by inflammation of cancer tumors.
Now, the plan is to keep Joey comfortable. Visits from the couple’s toddler, Indiana, are helping.
“The last couple of mornings, I’ve brought Indiana up here to spend time with her mama. Both of their eyes light up the moment they see each other,” Rory explains. Joey has been spending time recording her voice reading books for the 1-year-old — gifts from fans, Rory adds. “Joey’s hope is that our little one will be able to sit on my lap in days to come and turn pages and hear her mama reading to her.”
“Hospice is arranged and a hospital bed will be delivered later this morning. We’ll have a play area on the carpet nearby – close enough for her to watch Indy play, and for Indy to turn and make sure her mama can see her.”
Last Thursday night, fans, friends family and fellow country stars joined in for a prayer vigil. “Pray for a miracle, and even more so for peace with His decision,” is what Rory urged fans to say. “God answered,” he says in Monday’s update.
“Joey is at peace with where she is and where she’s going. So am I.”
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