Usually one of her parents would stay with her, but currently she is alone.
Ms Venner commented: “We know Abbie will be looked after by the nurses but she’s used to having her parents by her side. It’s just a nightmare.”
She also estimates that with the power out, around £1,000 worth of food – including their Christmas dinner – kept in three large freezers will have perished.
Ms Venner said: “It’s all ruined and we’re devastated. This storm has just taken over completely.”
Northern Powergrid have said that they will reimburse the Venners for their stay at the hotel, including breakfast and evening meals.