PALM BAY, Fla. - A Palm Bay woman said she was so down on her luck she could not feed her child, and now she is facing neglect charges.

Sylvania Montalvo, 39, asked for help after she said the pair went 13 days without food or water.

Police said the child was dehydrated, emaciated and couldn't even stand.

Montalvo told officers she lost her job a few months ago.
The child is now with his father out of state.