Toddler Recovering From Snowy Ordeal
A 13-month-old girl who was partially frozen and whose heart had stopped during a winter’s night outside was playful and talking and was moved out of intensive care, said Canadian officials at the Stollery Children’s Health Center in Edmonton.
The toddler had wandered outside during the night, and her mother found her face-down in the snow. Her heart had stopped beating for about two hours and her body temperature had dropped to 60.8 degrees.
Doctors said they remain worried about frostbite in the child’s extremities and that it is difficult to tell whether she will suffer any serious brain complications.