Singer Joey Feek enters hospice, spends last days 'at peace' with baby


By HotTopics.tv

Rory Feek of country duo Joey + Rory says his wife, who is battling cancer, is moving to hospice care Tuesday.

Rory wrote on his blog that they are both at peace with the difficult decision. His wife is battling Stage IV cervical cancer.

“Not the answer we hoped for,” Rory wrote, “but the answer He has given us.”

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In August, Rory, Joey and their daughter, Indy, made the trip down from their home in Tennessee to metro Atlanta, where Joey received treatment at Cancer Treatment Centers of America in Newnan.

By Oct. 23, doctors told them the tumors were continuing to spread aggressively despite treatment.

“So we did what you do when the medicine isn’t working,” Rory wrote. “We came home.”

The family has been back home in Tennessee enjoying the little time they have left together, but on Friday, Joey was rushed to the hospital with severe pain.

“Her pain had become too much to bear. A few hours later, the doctors told us that her pain was from the cancer tumors continuing to grow and become inflamed, and we need to concentrate now on helping her be comfortable,” Rory wrote.

>> Mobile users: Click here to see a post from the couple's Instagram page

For the past few days, Rory has brought their 1-year-old daughter, Indiana, to the hospital.

“Both of their eyes light up the moment they see each other,” Rory wrote. “It’s been beautiful.”

Joey was diagnosed shortly after Indy was born.

>> Mobile users: See another Instagram post featuring baby Indy

The two played together until Indy fell asleep.

“Joey held her and sang ‘In the Garden’ and other hymns as she softly stroked her silky-blonde hair,” Rory wrote. “Perfect love filled that hospital room as we all held our breath and wiped our eyes.”

>> Mobile users: See another photo of the family

They say their journey has been difficult, but they are both OK with how it will end.

“Joey is at peace with where she is and where she’s going,” Rory wrote. “So am I.”

>> Mobile users: Watch the Joey + Rory for 'When I'm Gone'



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