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Sunday, December 26, 2010


Axel had his fist American Christmas, which included sledding at Gramma and Grampa Lundgren's house. Here is is on his first run down the hill with Uncle Lynn.

For those reading this months or years after the post was made, just one week after this sledding adventure we had Axel's neck X-rays done to screen for AAI (Atlanto Axial Instability) something that occurs in approximately 10% of kids with Down syndrome. What we didn't know on that day of sledding was that we could have killed him. His X-rays and the following week and MRI showed that he was just a cough or sneeze away from catastrophic injury. If you're adopting a child with Down syndrome over age three, please get them screened before doing activities like we did! In May 2011 Axel underwent cervical spinal fusion and was in a halo brace for several months.


  1. LOVE it! I was cracking up at the dog running behind him. My dog would SO do that. He gets all distressed when we do things.

  2. that is some serious sled run! Wow. My kids would be jealous!