Monday, April 13, 2009

Some Drama at the Farm

Saturday we were getting ready to go to town and look at some hardware when two Amish gentlemen came over & told us Lizzie was in bed & could we call to the vineyard that Eli and the older children were working at. So they gave us the name, out came the phone book & we called but no one answered. It was on the other side of town and would take a long time for them to get back by buggy even if we did get through so we went to get them. One of the other neighbors is a nurse so I called her as we pulled out of the driveway & asked her to check on Lizzie. You see, Lizzie is pregnant with number eleven and I know she wouldn't ask for Eli to come home unless it was serious. We found the vineyard, hiked up the hill & found Eli and the kids hard at work. He was visibly shaken at the news of Lizzie being in bed. He made the decision to go back with us. They have one kind of wild horse that Eli can handle well but he wasn't sure how it would do with the kids. We told him we would take him home right away & have one of the other Amish come & get them but he decided to let them go on their own. Poor Eli was a nervous wreck in the way home. We drove up the driveway and the two Amish men and an Amish woman were outside. As soon as we stopped he was out of the car & running to the house. We drove back to the barn & waited to see if the kids got home okay in the buggy and if we could find out something from the other neighbor. The kids got home about a half an hour after us (which was record time according to Eli later that night). Nancy (the nurse neighbor) came out of their house soon after that and let us know she thought Lizzie would be okay she just needed to stay in bed and not drink "pig's ear tea" anymore. Does anyone know anything about that kind of tea? I looked it up and it is a plant that mainly grows in CA so I don't think that is it. It could be from a different plant. Sometime the Amish use different names for things than we do.
So knowing she was doing all right, we left for town. When we got back another car was at their house. Of course the worrying started again. A little later Eli came over and let us know that Nancy brought a midwife friend that lives close by over to see Lizzie. Their midwife is in a town that takes at least an hour or more to get to. So today she was going to have an ultrasound to make sure the baby is fine. I'm sending all my positive thoughts her way.
I'll post more about the weekend later. Hope everyone had a good Easter!

14 comments:

PatQ said...

I hope she's alright. I'm glad I'm not having any more babies.

SkippyMom said...

Here are more positive thoughts for Lizzie. I am sure she will be fine.

11? How wonderful and I am sure all is well. :D

fullfreezer said...

Oh dear, I hope she will be alright. number 11!??? And I thought I was overwhelmed with three!
Judy

ChristyACB said...

11?! Good heavens...how could a person even cook for that many?

Zan Asha said...

Wow..I hope she is ok. Aww, you were a good samaritan, you deserve a pat on the back!

Barb and Steve said...

Thanks for the positive thoughts.
Christy..I know. Her oldest are twin girls, age 14, so she does get help in that way & watching the little ones.

Rabbit Hill Farm said...

God Bless her.

Stone Bridge Farm said...

They've got our thoughts and prayers as well! Keep us posted.

Happy Days said...

Add me to the list sending prayers. Goodness 11 children. wow.I can't imagine. When an emergency arises, the Amish are at a distinctive disadvantage with no phones or vehicles. How far along is she? I guess they have their babies at home right? Will keep them in my thoughts...debbie

Granny said...

I'm praying that Lizzie and the baby are okay. I'm the youngest of ten so eleven doesn't sound like all that many to me.

UPON A HILL said...

I'm praying a healthy baby & pregnancy.

Edain: said...

I hope she is doing ok and I for one would like to thank you and yours for helping them out! :)

Suzanne said...

That's more drama than anyone could handle. I'm praying for the entire family.

- Suzanne, the Farmer's Wife

The cottage by the Cranelake said...

I really hopes she´s alright now! Eleven children with this one! I really hope their farm is successful :-)
Christer.