Joey Feek Cancer Update: Joey Near Death, Morphine Quadrupled To Ease Pain

It appears as though Joey Feek is nearing the end of her life. The country music singer has been battling end-stage cancer for over a year, and now her husband, Rory Feek, has revealed that the end is near.

In an emotional post on his blog, This Life I Live, Rory shared an update on his wife, revealing that her condition is quickly worsening. Her morphine dosages have quadrupled over the last week, and Joey is having talks with God, telling him she is ready to come “home.”

“And now here I sit beside my dying wife,” Rory wrote in the post titled, “When I’m Gone.”

“I don’t say those words lightly. As a matter-of-fact, I haven’t said them at all. But my beautiful bride has said them to me in these couple of days. Her pain and discomfort has continued to increase daily and so has the morphine to help her be comfortable. The dosage she’s needed to keep the pain away has quadrupled in the last four days.”

Joey Feek was diagnosed with stage four cervical cancer in 2014, three months after giving birth to her daughter, Indiana (Indy), according to a previous report by the Inquisitr. She later underwent a radical hysterectomy and rounds of chemotherapy and radiation in hopes of beating the disease. However, a mid-October scan revealed her worst nightmare: Not only had her cancer returned, but it had spread to other parts of her body, including her colon. Joey’s cancer was spreading aggressively and rapidly, leaving the doctors with nothing to do. Yes, she could continue to undergo rounds of chemotherapy and radiation, but it would only buy her time, not the cure she had so desperately hoped and prayed for.

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

In October, Joey was faced with the toughest decision of her life — to continue treatment, knowing it wouldn’t make the cancer go away, or say “enough is enough.” After much thought, and with the help of her family, Joey chose the latter decision and returned to her home, where she entered hospice care. Since then, she has been living out the remainder of her life surrounded by her friends and family.

Joey’s story of life, love, and living with cancer has captivated the hearts of millions of people who have been praying for a miracle. Sadly, it doesn’t appear that that miracle will happen. Since Joey’s diagnosis, Rory has been keeping their fans updated on his blog. His recent posts have been about the holidays and Joey being strong enough to get out of her hospice bed to spend them with her husband and daughters, giving their fans a glimmer of hope that she will somehow beat this thing. However, the post he wrote on Saturday revealed the honest truth about Joey’s current condition.

Joey Feek experiences Christmas miracle.
Joey Feek experiences Christmas miracle. [Image via This Life I Live blog]

“I’d like to tell you that she’s doing great and is going to beat this thing. But I can’t,” Rory wrote. “Yesterday with tears in her eyes and mine, Joey held my hand and told me that she has been having serious talks with Jesus. She said she told him that if He’s ready to take her… she’s ready to come home.”

In 2012, Joey and Rory ironically recorded a song called “When I’m Gone” that discussed a person living their life after their loved one had passed away. In the video, Joey sings the lyrics into the camera as Rory acts out his life without his wife. Never in a million years did the couple think the song would come true.

Joey+Rory – “When I’m Gone” from Hickory Films on Vimeo.

“Our ‘make-believe’ song and video seems to be coming true,” Rory wrote. “Some call it ‘life imitating art’. I don’t. I call it God.”

“He knew I would need her to tell me goodby… not just once, but a thousand times. And I’d need to know that no matter how much time passes, that she loves me still. And He made it so that if I needed to be reminded of her beautiful life and heart and voice… she would only be a ‘click’ away.”

[Image via This Life I Live]