A drunk female student sleeping through sub-zero temps has left the 19-year-old girl with the prospect of losing one, or possibly, both of her hands due to frostbite. After taking to Twitter to tell her followers she was enjoying tequila in the frozen weather, Alyssa Jo Lommel fell asleep, and is now dealing with the harsh consequences from the nap in frozen weather, NewsOxy reports this Thursday, Dec. 12, 2013.
Emergency medical teams are hoping to save the drunken student who slept in the sub-zero temps from losing her extremities, but it will be a hard task for Alyssa Jo Lommel. The 19-year-old college goer only had a sweater, thin jacket, boots, and blue jeans on when she fell asleep Friday night in front of a house, and even a few hours out in the cold may have been enough to create irreparable damage.
While the student fortunately lived through the sub-zero temps, when found her hands were twice their usual size, and could possibly need required amputation because of the severe frostbite to her fingers, and the prolonged exposure to hypothermic conditions during her nap.
To put it bluntly, the drunk college sophomore at the time almost froze to her death out in the sub-zero temps this weekend.
“It’s very much a wait-and-see thing at the moment,” the teen’s mother, Teri Lommel, told the St. Cloud Times. “It’s going to take some time to determine what’s going to happen. We are hopeful that her body will heal itself.”
After a night of drinking, notes the police report, the student went on Twitter to tell her fans that she’d just finished her 10th tequila shot following being dropped off near her porch by her friends. Those same friends that while she didn’t seem too drunk out in the bitter cold, they never saw her enter the house. Alyssa Jo is thought to have fallen asleep outside, while the cold weather slowly chilled through her body.
She was found Saturday morning in the still sub-zero temps, and it will be a wait to see if her frostbitten hands will need to be amputated or not. Hopefully, they will indeed heal in time.