Thank you for the story. We are non-religious family, but when my 11 year old daughter was dying her brain tumor, she was debating with people in her room. They told her secrets that she could not share with me (lol) and she kept telling them forcefully to go away. After a couple hours of debate, she told them in a soft voice, "Fine, I'll stay".
The hospice nurse had told us she would die within the hour. She didn't. In fact, the next day she woke up and she was relatively lucid the next 6 days. We made a cake in her easy bake that she got for the holiday, we went to the movies twice and we took her out for a birthday lunch with 13 of our friends. We got to do ALL sorts of things we wouldn't have been able to do. I'm so grateful.
Whoever or however it works, I KNOW she debated for more time to stay here. It was actually very comforting for me to feel like she wasn't going by herself. It might be angels, it might be ghosts, it might be brain impulses that keep going off... regardless it was comforting.
Every story I read like this reinforces that I wasn't just imagining all this. LOL