Baby Lane Carter Wood of Kremmling dies
Lane Carter Wood was born at 10:08 a.m. Sunday, Aug. 1, at Presbyterian St. Luke’s Hospital in Denver to Travis Carl and Jani Lea Wood of Kremmling. He weighed 1 pound, 15 ounces and was 12 1/2 inches long.
He was 14 weeks early, 26 weeks gestational age. He took his momma on quite a journey in the few days leading up to his debut by emergency C-section.
Lane’s time with us was spent in the Neonatal ICU fighting a variety of complications resulting from prematurity. These included some heart complications, two surgeries (one on his small intestines, the other on his spleen), and multiple infections. In these battles he fought hard and showed us the true meaning of “Cowboy Up.” While here he was able to spend many hours in his mother and father’s arms reading stories, singing songs, practicing nursing, and starting to check out his world. He was loved, and cared for by many capable nurses and doctors and gained a large extended family through the power of Love and Prayers.
At 7 weeks old Lane was on the way back to the Graduate NICU when he was hit with his third round of a bacterial infection. None of the previous infections were able to be specifically identified, but this one was found to be Strep C. In a matter of hours it had completely overwhelmed Lane’s entire body. At his delicate state after having fought so hard, Lane was not able to fight off this bacteria and it moved through his body more quickly than it could be identified and treated.
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At 4:51 p.m. on Monday, Sept. 20, the doctors determined that nothing more could be done and Lane was laid in his mother’s arms before Jesus accepted him home.
He leaves behind great-grandparents Hazel Wood, Roberta Russell, Patsy Phillips and Darl Peterson and Jerry and Sherry Phillips; paternal grandparents Carl and Debbie Wood; maternal grandparents Jeff and Jeani Phillips; aunts and uncles Justin, Jared and Jesse Phillips, Johna and Brandon Sereg and Sam and Nicole Wood; cousins Levi and Eden Sereg, and Abbi Zick. Preceding him in death are many faithful loved ones including great-grandparents Leonard Wood, Frank Russell and John and Glenda Hartman.
Lane will always be a precious part of our family. In his short visit here he impacted many lives and enriched all of our faith. We know that our God sent him here to each of us for reasons all his own, and now he has him back. Though we don’t understand, we can only imagine our little Cowboy riding around Heaven with his herd of horses, and a few good dogs, getting ready to take us all to meet his new best friend, Jesus.
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