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Kirsty Williams Biography
Kirsty Williams purchased the signature Purple Ladybug drink holder through Amazon as a gift to her daughter Angel Watkins when she won Star of the Week during her homeschooling studies.
Shortly after her arrival, the personal trainer’s Zoom session was interrupted by little Angel whose tongue was wedged into the bottle cap.
Kirsty initially thought she was being silly but soon realized that her screaming daughter’s tongue was trapped and she needed help.
Little Angel Watkins got her tongue stuck in the lid of a drinking cup her mother bought on Amazon as a treat for her daughter
After visiting Darent Valley Hospital, she was transferred to Medway Maritime Hospital, where doctors decided they had to operate.
Kirsty, from Dartford, Kent, said: ‘At first, I was like’ okay, stop being silly. Stick out your tongue. ‘ Then I realized that she was not dating.
To begin with, she wouldn’t let me get close to her. I managed to remove the cap from the bottle thinking that once it came off it would relieve the pressure, but she was still stuck.
When we got to both hospitals, all the doctors and nurses had never seen anything like this before. I didn’t realize how bad it was.
They decided to put her to sleep and she entered the theater. She was there for about 15 minutes and it was off.
‘They told me they had to have the bone surgeon come in and cut it.
Fortunately, everything went very well.
Angel’s tongue was swollen for a couple of days afterward, but she has since made a full recovery.
Kirsty added: ‘She couldn’t eat for two days. She was really scared by her tongue.
“ She lisped a bit for a few days because he was still quite bloated, but now he’s back to normal.
‘The company has been really good. They are looking to make the product safer and they said they have children themselves so they are very concerned.
“They paid me back right away and offered to send little crafts.”
Amazon confirmed that they are investigating the incident.
A Purple Ladybug spokesperson who sold the bottle said: ‘We are very concerned to learn of the accident involving Kirsty Williams’ daughter. At Purple Ladybug, customer safety is our number one priority.
“We have temporarily stopped the sale of our water bottles while we investigate what happened. “We are committed to ensuring that they are as safe as possible for children.