- Height: 28 inches is the 95th percentile
- Weight: 23 lbs 10 oz is greater than the 100th percentile
- Head: 44.5 cm is the 75th percentile
The only complication to the checkup is that the doctor noticed some wheezing in Luke's lower lungs. This is due to the cold that he has for the past two weeks. Eventually his body will clear out the infection and get rid of the junk down below but until that point we have to give Luke some Albuterol treatments. Albuterol is a drug that most Asthma patients use to dilate their bronchial tubes during an Asthma attack. The same properties would be helpful for Luke to open up his lower lungs and help move the infection out. The procedure to get him this medication is time consuming. We have to take the substance that is a liquid, put it in a machine, the machine vaporizes it, and Luke breathes in the vapors. The treatment takes about 20 minutes in which we have to keep this tube in front of Luke's nose and mouth. Kind of hard with a 6 month old.
Luke needed a few injections with the checkup including the seasonal flu vaccine. He didn't complain too much about the injections and afterward he fell asleep on the way out to the car.
Update: I forgot to comment on one item. We asked the doctor about Luke's night terrors and she carried the same opinion that Luke was having a night terror. She also confirmed our course of action which is to go in and check on him, but not to wake him up and let his mind get through to the next stage in his sleep cycle on its own..