-- Joey Feek is so weak that she can no longer get out of bed, but she hasn't given up hope that she can still beat cancer.
The country singer's husband, Rory Feek, shared an update on his wife, 40, who has terminal cervical cancer and is under hospice care in her childhood home of Alexandria, Indiana.
"Though now, she can no longer get out of bed -- she is so sharp and clear and her pain, for the most part, is so under control by the medicine that talking to her -– you would think she’s her normal self. Thinner. Much thinner. And with a hip new hairdo," Rory wrote on his blog, This Life I Live, Sunday.
Rory, 49, explained that his wife's "will to live" is "very, very strong," especially for their 21-month-old daughter, Indiana, "who gets excited every morning to see her."
"There isn’t a day that goes by that she doesn’t look me and her family in the eye and say, 'I’m gonna beat this,' or 'I’m getting better, I believe that,'" Rory wrote about his wife. "And she asks me if I believe it, and I do. I choose to."
Rory said whenever the family or Joey's doctors believe "the time must be very near," Joey experiences an unexpected upturn.