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Parents call for help believing their 7-month-old has frostbite

Frigid temperatures challenge family of four
Corpus Christi mom believes 7-month-old has frostbite
One local family  faced problems because of the cold weather
Posted at 4:18 AM, Feb 17, 2021
and last updated 2021-02-17 07:12:23-05

CORPUS CHRISTI, Texas  — Having no power and no water is creating less than ideal conditions for many local residents to be inside their homes. This is especially true for those with babies.

One Corpus Christi family experienced a scary moment with their 7-month-old daughter.

“The water freezing and underneath our house the pipes busted because the plumbers before we bought the house used regular PVC,” says Corpus Christi resident Ben.

On top of their pipes busting, the electricity also went out. This is when Megan and Ben noticed something odd with their infant.

“The power goes out, and when we went to go change her one of her toes was reddish and it was peeling and we assumed in our minds, oh it's so cold, she has frostbite,” says Megan.

So, she reached out to the Facebook page Moms of Corpus Christi for advice on what to do. It started with calling the ambulance for help.

“The ambulance came and checked, and they said it was because we put her socks on and it was too moist so that can happen," Megain said.

Currently their 7-month-old daughter is doing better, but the biggest help has come from friends, she said.

“She came and brought us waters, snacks, a lot of blankets, mittens and mittens," she said.

The City of Corpus Christi has a 24-hour line that can be called for any questions or concerns.

The Customer Service Call Center for the city can be reached at 361-826-2489.