It has been a sad week of letting go for brave Joey Feek as her battle with terminal cervical cancer is nearing its end. Her husband Rory is showing that she still has her family by her bedside with a touching new photo.
So heartbreaking! Joey Feek, 41, continues to defy the odds and is still hanging in there as she fights for her life in her final days, and the love and support of her family is obviously helping so much. Her husband Rory, 49, has been keeping her many fans updated on her condition, and he’s sharing word that his adult daughter Heidi is not leaving Joey’s side until the very end.
“Our oldest daughter Heidi by her mama’s side last night. Holding on and letting go,” Rory captioned a Facebook photo of one of his adult daughters holding Joey’s frail hand on top of her father’s. The country singer made the heartbreaking revelation on Feb. 29 that his beloved wife only had a few days left to live and already said her goodbyes, but she’s beat the odds and has made it through the week.
This tender photo at Joey’s bedside seems to make it appear that her death may be imminent. Rory even put together a tribute video which features the unreleased song “In The Time That You Gave Me,” and shows the tragic progression of Joey’s condition.
“Joey gathered her family together around her and she said goodbye to each of them…to her mother and father and her three sisters. There were lots of tears as she explained to each one how much she loved them and that she was going to be going home soon. That her time here was done and she was going to go to sleep soon,” Rory revealed in a heartbreaking blog post, and noted she’s even said farewell to her little girl Indiana, two.
At the time, the hospice nurse told Rory that Joey’s body was rapidly shutting down and that she would likely pass within 48 hours. Joey has defied the odds and made it several days passed that prediction, even though the end is clearly near.
Our thoughts are with Joey, Rory and their family in this heartbreaking time.