Tiniest Texas Baby Now Saves At The Hospital That Saved Her Life

Kelli Wiese
March 25, 2019 - 10:07 am
NICU Nurse Tammy Lewis

Credit: Baylor Scott & White

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DALLAS (1080 KRLD) - One of the smallest babies born in Texas now works at the hospital that saved her life.

Tammy Lewis was born in 1985. She weighed 1 pound and 4 ounces. This makes her the smallest baby in Texas at the time.

Now, she's saving lives at Baylor Scott and White's neonatal intensive care unit in Temple. She's a respiratory therapist.

Tammy says, "At that time in 1985, they gave my parents a 5 to 10 percent survival rate. So, my parents kind of thought about it for a bit." Her parents decided to go ahead and proceed with an emergency C-section.

For about three and a half months, Tammy was in the neonatal intensive care in Temple.

Tammy says, "As I was growing up, I heard the story and I was able to appreciate what it really meant."

Tammy says she always knew she wanted to work with children and give back the care that was given to her. She decided to go into the health care field.

Tammy says, "The opportunity of being able to care for patients that are just like me was something I couldn't pass up."

Now, Tammy is working with some of the people who helped bring her into the world.

Tammy says, "Now, as I work with these patients I'm reminded everyday of how fortunate and blessed I am."