Bogdan’s Eye Appointment

Yesterday, we had an adventure getting Bogdan to his doctor’s appointment.  I picked up Bogdan, his mom, and sister and we left just after noon.  There was a lot traffic, but we made it to Iasi in 3 hours, not bad.  Unfortunately, there were 2 streets with the same name and GPS took us to the wrong one.  We asked for help and made it into the city center, but could not find the right street.  We pulled into a gas station and Olga went to ask directions.  There was a courier at the station and he said he knew exactly where the doctor’s office was because he made lots of deliveries there.  He volunteered to lead us to the office.  It was really close, but very complicated, he was able to find us parking behind the building and lead us though the complicated shopping center (for those in Wilmington, think Long Leaf Hills mall in the 80’s with a spiral staircase leading to nowhere).  There is no way we could have found the office without this man.  He was an answer to prayer!!!  I told him this and he said, he didn’t get a chance to help people often, and was glad to help.

Now, the appointment: We were early so the doctor took us in early.  She was very nice and kind to Bogdan.  Bogdan was so good and brave.  He had trouble with the eye exam and his mother was freaking out more than him.  The doctor had to tell her to stop giving Bogdan the answers. 🙂  It turns out there is huge difference in his eyes and this is why his eyes cross.  He is almost blind in one eye.  The doctor wants Bogdan to wear glasses for 6 weeks; he’ll start with just an hour the first day and go from there.  After 6 weeks in glasses, she will see him again and then decided if surgery is even necessary. We are praying that the glasses can correct his vision.  We have also decided that we will take the train next time.

Bogdan trying on glasses.
Bogdan trying on glasses.

After some trouble getting out of Iasi, we made it back on the road and got back to Suceava in only 2 hours.  It had been a long day and we were starving.  We went to McDonald’s.  This was the FIRST time they had ever been.  We enjoyed BigMacs and Diana had a Happy Meal.

Enjoying a BigMac and fries!

Enjoying a BigMac and fries!


Diana didn't like the burger, but LOVED the fries!

Diana didn't like the burger, but LOVED the fries!

5 Responses

  1. What a great lookin guy my Bogdan is. What a wonderful sight he and his glasses are. Diana win a place in Dad’s heart. He doesn’t like MacD either. thank you for taking our boy to get his eyes checked. love mom

  2. Ah, tell Bogdan he is very handsome in his glasses!

    I’m glad you found the office! And at least now you know where it is. 😛

  3. Melissa, great update!! What a gift that courier driver was! Bogdan really is a handsome guy; look forward to hearing how the glasses help.

    McD’s…what a treat!

    Love you!

  4. hi melissa, what a drive you had…i laughed when i read about “the stairway to nowhere”! i pray bogden does well and improves with his glasses. your days are filled with adventure.

    hey, tim denny MUST see these mc donald’s photos (hahaha). look at their “happy faces”.

    lots of love

  5. Wow – Romania is a big adventure for you. I loved reading about Bogdan and really hope he progresses with his sight.

    At the moment, I am trying to build up a photo library of great pictures of Romania, and I would be thrilled if you would consider adding one of stunning your pictures onto my site ( ), along with a comment about why you liked Romania or that particular place so much.

    I love it when people show the country I love in such a positive way!

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