Thanks to all of you who have had us (the Davis family) in your thoughts and prayers. I have not posted much on the site but have read many posts that I wanted to respond to but haven't figured out how to get my words straight. When my mother was first diagnosed in 8/07, some of the things that I read on the site tended to "burst my bubble" or "rain on my positive parade," so I just quit posting and even deleted some of my posts because I didn't want my mother finding what I had posted and then seeing a negative response that may have gotten her down. She fought valiantly until her last breath as so many of your loved ones do. In fact, she slipped away when we had gone home to get some rest. The doctor didn't expect her to pass that night, but I think that she went when she thought that it would hurt us the least.
For those of you who are fortunate enough to still be fighting yourselves or with loved ones, do not be discouraged. There are answers and treatments and joy ahead for those who are in God's will to make it. And for the rest of us, we have to remember how much our loved ones fought to stay here with us and that joy will return to our lives in time. Our loved ones would want that for us. My mother was at peace with death, I know for sure, but she still did not want to leave us behind, and that was the reason that she told the doctor even in her final weeks, "I know what will happen if I do nothing, so what other treatments do you have for me???..."