15 day old Arkansas infant covered in rat bites, parents in custody

This just makes me sick.  

Just a warning, some of these details are pretty graphic and definitely disturbing.

A newborn baby, here in Arkansas, had to undergo facial reconstruction surgery on Monday after being bitten around 100 times by rodents. Oh my goodness. I can't even believe I just wrote that. 

They have the parents in the Columbia County jail... Charles Elliott, 18, and Erica Shyrock, 19. They are facing endangering the welfare of a minor charges. 

This little girl is just 15 days old. A nurse at the emergency room told police that she suffered from bites on her arms, fingers, hands and face. She had a one inch wound on her forehead so deep that her skull was actually visible. 

A doctor at ACH says that the type of injuries that the baby suffered would've taken hours. Police say they found bloody rat footprints in the baby's bassinet. 

The doctor also added that the parents were either incapacitated or not present when the little girl was continuously, possibly for hours, bitten by the rat(s). 

The couple admitted that they knew there was a rat problem in the house, but hadn't yet done anything to solve it.

Just horrible. Prayers for this child.

Ashley King

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