This topic deserves a lot more than I can write tonight.
In the hospital nurses and even pain management doctors asked me what happened to Madeleine. Other parents that we shared rooms with asked me, "my heart breaks for her" they said. Most think that she had amniotic banding, a condition I don't know enough about to explain.
When leaving the hospital I noticed people staring. Or, at least I thought they were staring. We have entered into a new realm. Before people knew there was something not quite right with Madeleine's left leg. Now they know there is something missing.