Now, the Feeks have announced some devastating news. In June of this year, it was discovered that the cancer had returned and Joey was in Stage 4. She has been through many brutal weeks of chemo and radiation over the summer, but despite the treatment, the cancer is still aggressively spreading.
On October 23, Rory shared this on his blog, This Life I Live:
Sometimes there just aren’t enough surgeries – or doctors – or chemotherapies – or prayers. And you have to wipe the tears from your cheeks and say the words that you were hoping to never have to say…
He explained that while Joey could have pursued some additional chemo, the doctors indicated that it would buy her only little more time. So, Joey and Rory decided to stop the treatments and spend whatever time is left at home, together, as a family.
We came home.
Not to die. But to live.
To put our hands in each other's and sit out on the back porch and watch the sun set as our sweet little baby girl plays on a blanket in front of us. To bask in the glory of the beautiful life He’s blessed us with, and try not to question why we can’t have more of it together. And why He is allowing this to happen.
The doctors gave us an estimate of how much time they believe that Joey has, and we both looked at the calendar that hangs by our kitchen door, then I took the calendar off the wall and threw in the trash can.
So we don’t have forever. We’ve got right now.
Rory says that as they prepare to face whatever God puts in front of them, he and Joey will continue to pray for a miracle and for peace with the outcome.
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