Saturday, April 25, 2009

Update on Lizzie

Late yesterday afternoon, Ellie, a new friend and long-time friend of Eli & Lizzie's, came over to let me know how it went at Lizzie's doctor appointment. They are keeping her in the hospital and will try to get her through the first week in June before doing a cesarean. Of course, if she starts bleeding, they will have to do an emergency c-section. Eli will stay at the hospital with her. I know how worried they are about the kids at home, food and money. Thank you to everyone that has offered to buy baskets and write letters to them. I will be calling today to find out her room number so we can start to write to them. Advice has been given to them about "not" signing anything without reading it first and having it explained to them. The Amish only go to school until the eighth grade. They don't vaccinate their children (their rate of Autism is close to 0% by the way) so they don't want the hospital to give any shots after the baby is born. Everything in the hospital is so "not Amish". I hope she has a private room because it is against their beliefs to watch TV or listen to the radio.
It rained here last night & this morning, which we really needed, so it will be an indoor day at the farm.
Hope everyone has a good weekend.

6 comments:

jaz said...

so far good news then!!! joyce

ChristyACB said...

Oh, they sure do have my best wishes for continued luck in the delay of the birth. If you could tell us what would be good to send (since they are having their senses assaulted at the hospital enough!), I'd love to send something. No, I don't know any of you, but how can we feel that we don't when we get to read each other's thoughts all the time?

The cottage by the Cranelake said...

Lets hope it will work out okey for them! I found a great site that explains a lot abut the Amish and their lifstyle. Some I already knew, but ther´s a lot to learn!
Christer.

Happy Days said...

Thanks so much for the update. I know they feel so much out of their element. I am ready to write as soon as we have the address - actually I am excited about writing her. Hopefully she will get lots of mail and keep her mind off the baby...debbie

Cygnus MacLlyr said...

My best of wishes to them...

Cygnus

jaz said...

any more news on lizzie or the baskets? joyce