by James Tadd Adcox
"We don't have to decide right now," Robert says.
Many women who have experienced multiple miscarriages can nonetheless go on to have a perfectly healthy child. There is often no explanation for why one pregnancy succeeds, or for the previous miscarriages. Viola's OB/GYN has been very good at explaining to them the fundamental randomness of the universe, with regard to multiple miscarriages.
There are companies that will photoshop or make-up a stillborn child to look like a living, healthy child. There are websites devoted to pictures of these, healthy-looking children who were born stillborn, what-ifs.
Robert makes a tremendous breakfast of pancakes and eggs and vegetarian sausage, a new kind of vegetarian sausage, one that they both agree has a better texture than the old.