Sucking Hell! EXCLUSIVE MUM TELLS OF FURY My Eoin Was Screaming in Agony after Sweetie Tube Stuck on His Tongue. He Nearly Died

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Sucking Hell! EXCLUSIVE MUM TELLS OF FURY My Eoin Was Screaming in Agony after Sweetie Tube Stuck on His Tongue. He Nearly Died


Byline: By LIZ TRAINOR

A FURIOUS mum has told how her six-year-old son Eoin nearly DIED after his tongue got stuck in a sweetie tube.

Mother-of-six Linda Fitzpatrick was horrified when she found her little boy screaming and writhing in agony after his tongue got lodged in a plastic Mystic Pop tube.

Little Eoin had pushed his tongue in to reach the gel-filled contents.

Linda, from Hannahstown, Belfast, said: "Thank God he was at home when it happened. Can you imagine if he'd been out with friends at the time?

"He'd have been so frightened that he could have taken a panic attack. He turned pure white and was screaming with the pain. It was like a vacuum suction and the more we pulled the more his tongue began to swell."I was afraid that his airways would be blocked because of the swelling. It was a terrifying episode."

Linda, a trainee nurse, said she did her best to calm her son and then had to work for 15 minutes slowly freeing his tongue inch by inch.

And while the tube carries a health warning for children under three, she said it "meant nothing".

"Eoin is nearly seven and look what happened him. They should be banned outright.

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