Country star, Joey Feek is nearing death as her body shuts down, according to her husband’s blog, This Life I Live. Rory explained that Joey’s nurse told the family that she entered a deep sleep and likely will not wake up from it. Rory talked about Joey’s goodbye with her children and relatives, particularly her last kiss with their daughter, Indiana.
“She asked me to bring our baby in. And so… I set our little Indy on Joey’s lap and we all cried with my wife as she told her how much her mama loved Sher and, ‘…you be a big girl for your papa… and that mama will be watching over you’. And then she pulled Indiana up and she kissed her.”
Rory explained that his wife is tired of fighting, and told him that she was ready to go home. Apparently that was almost a week ago, days before she entered a deep sleep that is expected to end her life. In 40 years, Joey has lived a great life. According to her husband, she has loved those around her, and been immensely loved by others in return.
“In the 40 short years that Joey has lived, my bride has accomplished many great things… she’s lived a very full life. But even more than that, she has loved those around her greatly and been loved greatly in return. I can honestly say that Joey’s isn’t just a life well-lived, it’s a life well-loved.”
Rory explained that this seemed like a nightmare that he cannot wake up. Joey was diagnosed with cancer, then she improved, only to learn she had stage IV cancer and deemed terminal. Even so, Rory claims he has no regrets and has loved every moment he has spent with his beautiful wife. Joey lived each day to the fullest, knowing in this life there are no second chances. She wanted to get everything she could out of life, and touch as many lives as she could in the process.
Just two months after Indiana was born, Joey found out she had cervical cancer, according to Fox News. She underwent a radical hysterectomy that was thought to remove all cancerous cells and her best shot at survival. In June 2015, her cancer returned and found in the colon. It was then her doctors told her she had stage IV cancer, and it was terminal.
Together, they decided to stop cancer treatment and enjoy the little time they had left together. Joey made it a goal to live long enough to celebrate her daughter’s second birthday on February 17. Joy made it to that date, and still alive, although barely. The very last thing on her mind when she slipped into a deep sleep was her love for her daughter. She wanted to kiss her and tell her to take care of Rory. Her love for her family was evident, and like most women in her shoes–she must have been incredibly worried that her family would fall apart after she dies.
Rory wrote in his blog that when Joey woke up on Indiana’s birthday, it was a happy moment for her. She didn’t think she would live to see her daughter’s second birthday, and couldn’t help but cry as she said, ‘We made it.'”
Joey has very little time left.The hospice nurse explained to Rory that when the body shuts down, you fall into a deep sleep. It occurs just before she takes her last breath–she enters a deep sleep, much like a coma. Her body will shut down, organ by organ, and eventually she will stop breathing and die. Her body is tired, and can no longer fight to survive.
Joey isn’t scared to die and embraced being free of the pain and suffering that she has endured for the past two years. Feek worried about her loved ones, but she feels it is her time to go. Rory explained that she would likely die in the next couple days, if not sooner. His last blog entry was two days ago.
“Over the last number of weeks, her pain had gotten worse and her health had continued to decline rapidly. And not long after Indy’s birthday, my wife decided that ‘enough is enough’. She was ready to stop fighting and she told me so. She said the flowers would soon be blooming back in Tennessee. It’s time to go home.”
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