"With her father, mother and stepfather by her side, Maddie regained consciousness mid-day Tuesday, February 7,” the hospital told People in a statement. "She is aware of her surroundings and recognizes those family members who have kept a round-the-clock vigil since the accident.”
Maddie had been on a hunting trip on her family's New Orleans property when the ATV she was driving flipped over and was "submerged in" a pond. She was resuscitated by paramedics and airlifted to a local hospital, where she was marked in "critical but stable" condition yesterday, People reports.
“Doctors were able to remove the ventilator today and she is awake and talking," the hospital said in today's statement. "Maddie continues to receive oxygen and is being monitored closely but it appears that she has not suffered any neurological consequences from the accident.”
"Need all the wishes and prayers for my niece," she wrote in the caption. Awww.
So glad she's on the mend!