Joey Feek Cancer Update: Joey Out Of Bed Reading Books With Daughter Indiana

Joey Feek of the country music duo Joey and Rory is feeling well enough to get out of her bed and play with her 22-month-old daughter Indiana (Indy), something she hasn’t been able to do very often since she entered hospice care in October.

As the Inquisitr previously reported, Joey Feek was diagnosed with stage four cervical cancer in 2014, three months after giving birth to Indy. She later underwent a radical hysterectomy and several rounds of chemotherapy and radiation. Despite the extreme measures she took to rid herself of the disease, a mid-October scan revealed that her cancer had not only returned, but had spread to other parts of her body, including her colon. This left Joey with a decision no one should ever have to make… to continue treatment even though it would only buy her time, or say enough is enough. After discussing it with her husband Rory and her family, Joey chose the latter of the two and decided to stop treatment and return to her home with her family in the care of hospice.

Since her diagnosis, Joey’s duet partner and husband Rory Feek has been documenting her battle on his blog This Life I Live. Not only does he share frequent updates on Joey’s condition, he also shares memories, both old and new, and pictures of the Feek family. Rory also keeps Joey and Rory fans updated on their official Facebook page, which has over one million likes.

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Joey and Indiana share bedtime kisses [Photo via Facebook/Joey and Rory]

Joey and Indiana share bedtime kisses
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On Saturday, January 2, Rory shared a heartwarming photo of Joey and Indy sitting on the floor reading books and playing. While this may not seem like a huge feat for some, for Joey it is a major ordeal to even get out of bed. The cancer has made her very weak, leaving her confined to her hospice bed for the majority of the time. However, there are some days when she is able to muster up the strength to get out of bed even though it isn’t easy.

In the photo, Joey can be seen sitting on the floor wearing a pair of plaid pajama pants, a red shirt and a scarf on her head (the chemo left her with no hair), as Indy reads her a story. Indiana’s smile is radiating through the room, and although you can’t see Joey’s face, it can be assumed she is smiling as well. Rory captioned the photo by saying, “…Indy reading a book to her Mama this morning.”

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Joey is strong enough to get out of her hospice bed and play with her daughter Indiana [Photo via Facebook/Joey and Rory]

Joey is strong enough to get out of her hospice bed and play with her daughter Indiana.
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In a mid-December blog post called, “a gift,” Rory revealed that Joey was strong enough to get out of the bed for the first time in months, albeit with a little help and support from her sisters.

“That’s not as simple as it sounds when you’ve been in a hospital bed for weeks and were prepared to possibly never walk again,” Rory wrote at the time. “But I guess the power-of-the-will is much stronger than the power of fear. Honestly, I think Joey just got tired of listening to life going on in the rooms outside of her bedroom and tired of wondering what it would be like to be part of it… and she just had her sister Jody help her out of bed and she came out and sat down and joined in for about an hour and a half.”

“We were all so proud of her, but I think Joey was even more proud of herself,” Rory continued. “A few minutes later, my wife had slid from the couch to the floor and was able to be something for Indiana that she hadn’t been able be in weeks and weeks. She was a mama again.”

Joey and Indy in the living room from Hickory Films on Vimeo.

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