Joey Feek, one half of country singing duo Joey + Rory, will soon enter home hospice care as she prepares to lose her life to Stage IV cervical cancer.

Joey Feek Entering Hospice Care

Joey’s husband Rory Feek revealed in the latest update on his blog, This Life I Live, that Joey’s tumors are continuing to grow and that she will be receiving hospice care in the near future.

“At 4 am on Friday morning we rushed Joey to the hospital in Muncie. Her pain had become too much to bare,” Rory wrote in the post titled “an answer to prayer.” “A few hours later the doctors told us that the pain was from the cancer tumors continuing to grow and become inflamed and we need to concentrate now on helping her be comfortable.”

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

In order to relieve Joey of the crippling pain, doctors have prescribed her heavy doses of morphine.

While Joey has been hospitalized, Rory has been bringing their one-year-old daughter Indiana to see her mother. “Yesterday I sat her down in front of her mama and they smiled and played and loved each other the way that only mamas and their little ones can,” Rory wrote. “Perfect love filled that hospital room as we all held our breath and wiped our eyes.”

Late last month, Joey made the decision to stop cancer treatment, after surgery and chemotherapy failed to stop her cancerous tumors from growing. Instead of continuing treatment, Joey has chosen to spend the rest of her time at home with her family. With the cancer getting more aggressive by the day, the next step is hospice care.

“Hospice is arranged and a hospital bed will be delivered later this morning,” Rory wrote. “We’ll have a play area on the carpet nearby – close enough for her to watch Indy play, and for Indy to turn and make sure her mama can see her.”

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