Joey Feek Enters Hospice Care
Rory Feek explains that the decision was made after a 4 a.m. trip to a hospital in Muncie, Ind., on Friday (Nov. 6). Joey Feek has been in the hospital since Friday and will be taken home, where hospice workers will care for her, on Monday (Nov. 9).
“Her pain had become too much to bare,” he writes. “A few hours later, the doctors told us that the pain was from the cancer tumors continuing to grow and become inflamed, and we need to concentrate now on helping her be comfortable.
“Not the answer we hoped for …,” Feek adds, “but the answer He has given us.”
On Oct. 23, Rory Feek informed fans, via his blog, that his wife’s first round of chemotherapy and radiation treatments for Stage IV cervical cancer did not help; rather, two quarter-sized tumors have already appeared in the same area that the doctors had been treating, and several more tumors have appeared in her abdomen. In light of that sad news, the Feeks stopped all medical treatments, returned to their Tennessee farm and canceled all of their Farmhouse Concerts that were scheduled for November and December. They have been spending time in Joey Feek’s hometown, visiting with family, friends and other loved ones.
“After a series of different medications that didn’t seem to touch the pain — heavy doses of morphine brought Joey sweet relief,” Rory Feek continues. “Hospice is arranged, and a hospital bed will be delivered … 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.”
Rory Feek also shares a beautiful moment between his wife and their daughter that took place at the hospital on Sunday (Nov. 8).
“I sat her down in front of her mama, and they smiled and played and loved each other the way that only mamas and their little ones can. Afterwards, when Indy got sleepy, Joey held her and sang “In the Garden” and other hymns as she softly stroked her silky-blonde hair,” Rory Feek recounts. “Perfect love filled that hospital room as we all held our breath and wiped our eyes.”
Rory Feek also reveals that his wife completed a set of “recordable books” sent over by fans.
“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,” he explains. “It was heartbreakingly beautiful to see and hear.”
Ends Rory Feek, “Joey is at peace with where she is and where she’s going. So am I.”
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