Baby born after only 24 weeks

Health care workers braved a crippling storm to save the premature newborn.
1:52 | 02/28/21

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Finally tonight, "America strong." The health-care workers braving a storm for one special newborn. Reporter: When that dangerous snowstorm ripped through Texas, the staff at Baylor Scott and white medical center outside Austin were preparing for the Rolling blackouts. Every hour or two, our generator could kick on. It was just very scary. Reporter: So when Kimberly, pregnant at just 22 weeks came in complaining of contractions -- I started crying. I didn't know what to co. Reporter: This labor and delivery nurse jumped into action. As soon as the tech put the ultrasound on her abdomen, she said the head is coming through the cervix. Reporter: With weather conditions deteriorating they were unable to transfer her to another hospital with a specialized NICU. Baby zaylynn was delivered at just one pound, two ounces. It's hard to express how vulnerable a one pound baby is in a setting like that. Miles away, knowing how critical baby zaylynn was, Dr. John Lloyd volunteered with two nurses to make a treacherous two-hour journey on icy roads with life-saving equipment. Once we got there, we set about re-creating an intensive care unit. Reporter: Keeping zaylynn alive for nearly 30 hours before a transport helicopter could arrive. If. It was just a huge sense of relief and accomplishment. Reporter: Doctor Lloyd says he is a survivor, already beating the odds. This reminds me of a simple fact of going out to help someone in need. Reporter: Yesterday, mom Kimberly grateful, able to hold baby zaylynn for the first time. They made me feel like my baby was really safe and in good hands. Congratulations to mom and baby zaylynn. Thanks for watching.

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