Joey Feek Update: Singer Can’t Walk, But Doesn’t Give Up Hope

Mandy Robinson

Joey Feek of Joey + Rory is still battling cancer, and on Sunday her husband Rory went to their blog This Life I Live to share a new update on how his wife is doing. Things have been quickly going downhill and they are now at home and Joey is on hospice. At this time, Joey Feek is still battling cancer even though they are taking things one day at a time.

Rory explained that he is very careful about the photos that he shares of his wife Joey Feek because of what is going on with them right now. Rory went on to share that Joey is braver than he is though.

“She wants to be remembered as a singer of songs. A devoted wife. A loving mother. Not a cancer patient. And so I have tried to be very careful. To honor her. But my wife is braver than me.”

Rory explained that he shared with Joey all of the videos and pictures he has taken of her recently. The two talked about how Joey wanted to know what was actually being said in the outside world about her. Joey probably has no idea how many people are praying for her and are hoping the best for her. Rory explained what he had told his wife.

“I told her. I told her what was happening. At least what I thought seemed to be happening. That somehow, people – a lot of people – have been following her story. Our story. And how she was inspiring others with her courage. And how what I’ve been writing has been encouraging others in ways too.”

Joey and Rory Feek made the decision that this is their story to share and that they can’t share too much. They are sharing with the world and Joey wants everyone to know the truth about what is going on with her. Joey is in hospice right now and Rory says that you can live for months on hospice. The nurses come in a few times a week to see Joey and check on her.

“The word ‘hospice’ makes us all think the worst. The end. Or at least, the end is very close. I think, like me, most people probably think when they hear that word that it means that the family must be gathered around their loved one… watching them say their final words and breathing their last breath. And I’m sure in some cases, it probably happens that way. But last year when my mother was dying of cancer, after hospice was brought in, Mom lived another three or four more months before she breathed her last [breath].”

Rory went on to explain that Joey still, to this day, says that she is going to beat cancer. Joey has a little girl to live for and she wants to be around for her. He shared that at times they think that Joey has almost hit her final day and then at other times it looks like she is doing great.

As Taste of Country shared, Joey Feek has already said goodbye to her daughters. She has two girls that are Rory’s, but consider her a mother figure. Joey also has her little girl, Indiana. Joey is spending time with Indiana every day, but has told her family goodbye just in case.

The update on Joey Feek now is that she can’t get out of bed anymore. Joey’s pain is under control and she is mentally very sharp, but she can’t get out of bed. Just a few days ago, Joey Feek walked for what may be her last time and Rory danced with her. Their love is amazing, but they are still fighting cancer. Everyone is continuing to pray for Joey Feek and for a miracle.

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