Madeline lived in one of those houses where people who don't have moms live. I think when she got sick, she felt really scared because her mom wasn't there with her. The nun who takes care of the girls kind of looks like a vampire but she is really nice and she is the one who takes Madeline to the hospital. She had to get an operation. When she woke up I think she felt better because there were people there who took care of her.
Now her friends want to get their appendixes out because they want all the toys and candy.