On Saturday, the 40-year-old singer's husband, Rory Feek, posted another update on her health to his blog, informing friends, family and fans of the bluegrass country singing duo that Joey is preparing to say goodbye.
"Here I sit beside my dying wife," he penned. "I don't say those words lightly. As a matter-of-fact, I haven't said them at all. But my beautiful bride has said them to me in these couple of days. Her pain and discomfort has continued to increase daily and so has the morphine to help her be comfortable. The dosage she's needed to keep the pain away has quadrupled in the last four days."
"I'd like to tell you that she's doing great and is going to beat this thing," he continued, "But I can't. Yesterday with tears in her eyes and mine, Joey held my hand and told me that she has been having serious talks with Jesus. She said she told him that if He's ready to take her... she's ready to come home."
Rory, 49, also reflected on a time when the two were brought to tears when he put on a song for Joey titled "When I'm Gone" (which inspired the title of his blog post), written by their friend Sandy Lawrence.
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NASHVILLE, TN - JUNE 09: Rory Feek and Joey Feek of the band Joey & Rory perform on the Chevrolet Riverfront Stage during the 2013 CMA Music Festival on June 9, 2013 in Nashville, Tennessee. (Photo by Frederick Breedon IV/WireImage)
LAS VEGAS, NV - APRIL 07: Musicians Rory Lee Feek and Joey Martin Feek of Joey & Rory arrives at the 48th Annual Academy of Country Music Awards at the MGM Grand Garden Arena on April 7, 2013 in Las Vegas, Nevada. (Photo by Denise Truscello/WireImage)
LAS VEGAS, NV - APRIL 06: Musicians Joey Martin Feek and Rory Lee Feek attend The ACM Experience during the 48th Annual Academy of Country Music Awards at the Orleans Arena on April 6, 2013 in Las Vegas, Nevada. (Photo by Jerod Harris/ACMA2013/Getty Images for ACM)
LAS VEGAS, NV - DECEMBER 07: Rory Lee Feek and Joey Martin Feek perform at Las Vegas Convention Center on December 7, 2012 in Las Vegas, Nevada. (Photo by Mindy Small/FilmMagic)
INDIO, CA - APRIL 24: Joey Feek (L) and Rory Feek of Joey + Rory perform as part of the Stagecoach Music Festival at the Empire Polo Fields on April 24, 2010 in Indio, California. (Photo by Tim Mosenfelder/Getty Images)
Rory Feek and Joey Feek of the band Joey and Rory attend the 'Country Strong' premiere at Green Hills Cinema on November 8, 2010 in Nashville, Tennessee. (Photo by Frederick Breedon IV/WireImage)
LAS VEGAS - APRIL 17: Musicians Rory Feek (L) and Joey Martin of Joey + Rory perform onstage at the 45th Annual Academy of Country Music Awards concerts at the Fremont Street Experience during the on April 17, 2010 in Las Vegas, Nevada. (Photo by Rick Diamond/Getty Images)
TWIN LAKES, WI - JULY 18: Joey Martin Feek and Rory Lee Feek (R) of singer/Songwriter duo Joey + Rory perform at the 17th Annual Country Thunder USA music festival on July 18, 2009 in Twin Lakes, Wisconsin. (Photo by Rick Diamond/Getty Images)
NASHVILLE, TN - JUNE 16: (L-R) Singer Joey Martin Feek and Rory Lee Feek attend the 2009 CMT Music Awards at the Sommet Center on June 16, 2009 in Nashville, Tennessee. (Photo by Rick Diamond/Getty Images)
NASHVILLE, TN - JUNE 16: Singer Joey Martin Feek and Rory Lee Feek of Joey + Rory perform on stage during the 2009 CMT Music Awards at the Sommet Center on June 16, 2009 in Nashville, Tennessee. (Photo by Jason Merritt/Getty Images)
LAS VEGAS - APRIL 04: Rory Lee Feek and Joey Martin Feek of Joey & Rory pose Backstage Creations at the 2009 Academy of Country Music Awards Day 1 on April 4, 2009 in Las Vegas, Nevada. (Photo by Mark Sullivan/WireImage) *** Local Caption ***
LAS VEGAS - APRIL 06: Joey Martin (L) and Rory Feek of Joey + Rory perform during the 44th annual Academy Of Country Music Awards All-Star Jam held at the MGM Grand on April 6, 2009 in Las Vegas, Nevada. (Photo by Ethan Miller/ACM2009/Getty Images for ACMA)
"Years ago, our friend Sandy Lawrence wrote a song for her mother who she was caring for as she was passing away," he explained. "It was something she said she wrote to help her through her feelings – to help her heal."
Now, Rory is turning to the same song to find comfort in letting his beloved wife go.
"Joey and I have asked to have 'When I'm Gone' added to our new 'Hymns That Are Important To Us' album that's coming out in a couple of weeks in Cracker Barrel and most other places all around the country," he added. "It's not a classic hymn, but to us it is. It is a very special song, filled with hope and love. And in time, I believe it will have the power to help heal a million broken hearts...Even mine."
In a prior post, Rory stated that the singer's wish was to make it through the holidays -- and that came true! Joey spent Christmas surrounded by her loved ones, including her 21-month-old daughter Indiana, smiling big in photos posted to the couple's Facebook page.
Joey was first diagnosed with stage 4 cancer in May 2014, but despite multiple treatments, tests and surgeries, her cancer returned. In November 2015, the courageous country singer was admitted into hospice care after ending cancer treatments in late October, and returned to the home she grew up in to live out her last precious days with family and friends.