Tiny Premie Baby Gains Strength

Half a pound when born at 24 weeks, miracle baby reaches healthy weight.
1:33 | 12/15/11

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A tiny miracle baby born four months early weighing less than a can of soda. The second smallest surviving baby ever in this country so doctors told reporters today how they saved her. ABC's Abbie Boudreau was there. Even her doctors call her a miracle Melinda -- Buteau is one of the smallest previous ever to survive. Here's years four months ago when she was born barely half a pound at 24 -- she fit into the palm of her doctor's hand. A 24 week premiums still does not happily working -- -- eyes cannot digest food even breast milk. Her skin so thin it can't protect her from infection more from cold. Machines must do everything the womb is supposed to do and these babies usually have just -- one or 2% chance of survival. Which is -- Melinda got a press conference today -- the day she was supposed to be born. -- divided -- home home about a Bob that's divided doctors say Melinda is lucky she's a girl. They develop faster in the womb. They're mature at least a peek at a points now weighing a healthy four pounds doctors say Melinda will be able to go home in just a few weeks. -- -- -- -- -- -- -- Do hope gets even Heidi you look at and she's she wounds they remove this you link to social sign up live now pale triangle -- -- Melinda is still faces hurdles as she grows up but doctors tell us her vision and hearing are good. And he's already starting to eat out her --

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