Wow, after such a long wait it was great to finally get Joseph out of the orphanage; for good!
He's been great, cuddly and calm, and has only fussed when something is wrong. After picking him up we drove from Varna to Sofia, ~7 hours with stops. Joseph was great the whole time and only started getting fussy during the last hour of the drive.
My challenges have mostly about what to feed him- The orphanage workers said that he'd eat everything put in front of him as long as it's pureed. I've found that this isn't the case and he a little more picky then I was lead to believe; making find food for him a little tricky.
The other problem is that Joseph left the orphanage sick. He had some congestion the day I picked him up; and it only got worst throughout the day. Since I was more concerned about food and liquids, it kinda got put on the back burner. When he woke he was worse and I thought he had a fever too, I decide to call my attendant to get him looked at.
The doctor told me that it was good that I brought him in, he has a viral infection and I caught it early enough that it shouldn't pose much of a risk, but that if it had been left untreated it could have gotten really bad given Joseph's general poor health.
I don't know when Joseph would have seen a doctor If I didn't, it just goes to show that a family that cares is the best place for a child.
|Finally broke him out!|
|Getting use to the seat belt|
|Joseph took a little nap during the drive|
|A monument celebrating Bulgaria's 1300th birthday, built by the Socialists|
|I'm getting really bored Dad!|
So we're hanging out at the hotel getting rest and eating what we can, and I'm glad I'm his Dad.