Now, all that’s left is to say goodbye.
And she already has.
“Over the last number of weeks her pain had gotten worse and her health had continued to decline rapidly,” her dear husband Rory wrote in a Feb. 29 blog post. “And not long after Indy’s birthday my wife decided that ‘enough is enough’. She was ready to stop fighting and she told me so. Joey gathered her family together around her and she said goodbye to each of them… to her mother and father and her three sisters. And then she asked me to bring our baby in. And so… I set our little Indy on Joey’s lap and we all cried with my wife as she told her how much her mama loved her and, “…you be a big girl for your papa… and that mama will be watching over you”. And then she pulled Indiana up and she kissed her. One last kiss.”
Rory goes on to say that Joey has been asleep “for days now” and her body is “shutting down quickly.”
“The hospice nurse came again this morning and said Joey will most-likely only be with us for a few more days… at the most,” Rory writes… and our hearts break.