According to a statement released by the Tangipahoa Parish Sheriff’s Department, Maddie “is awake and talking” and “it appears that she has not suffered any neurological consequences from the accident.”
Here is the full statement, first posted by People:
With her father, mother and stepfather by her side, Maddie regained consciousness mid-day Tuesday, February 7. The 8-year-old daughter of entertainer Jamie Lynn Spears was involved in an ATV accident at a family home Sunday in Kentwood, La. Paramedics resuscitated her and she was airlifted to a local hospital. She is aware of her surroundings and recognizes those family members who have kept a round-the-clock vigil since the accident.
Doctors were able to remove the ventilator today and she is awake and talking. Maddie continues to receive oxygen and is being monitored closely but it appears that she has not suffered any neurological consequences from the accident.
I can’t tell you how great it made me feel to share this update with everyone! Our thoughts are still with the Spears family and we hope to update everyone with more positive news soon.