On Tuesday, PEOPLE reported that Maddie Aldridge is awake and talking again after being unconscious since her accident on Sunday. The hospital has said that she is still being looked at in case of any neurological damage, but so far the doctors haven't found anything wrong.
Jamie Lynn Spears' husband and Maddie Aldridge's stepfather Jamie Watson confirmed the good news on Instagram on Tuesday. Watson posted a photo of a shirt that read "I believe in miracles," alongside a note saying that Maddie is getting better.
Thank you to everyone for the prayers. Maddie is doing better and better. Thank y'all so much.
Shortly after Jamie Watson shared his encouraging news, Maddie's aunt Britney Spears also took to Twitter to let her followers know that her niece is getting better.
As we reported earlier, Maddie Aldridge was involved in a life-threatening accident on Sunday when she drove an ATV into a pond on her family's property in Kentwood, Louisiana. Per the police report, Aldridge couldn't free herself from her seatbelt and remained submerged in the water until an ambulance arrived. Though Jamie Lynn Spears, Jamie Watson, and other family members were nearby when the accident occurred, none of them were able to free Aldridge from her seatbelt or the ATV's safety netting.
Jamie Lynn Spears had asked for privacy and prayers as her family focuses their attention on her daughter's recovery, and Spears' big sister Britney Spears also asked her fans for their prayers and wishes for her niece. From this awesome news of Maddie's recovery, it sounds like those prayers are getting answered!
Jamie Lynn Spears gave birth to Maddie Aldridge in 2008 when she was just 16 years old. The teenage pregnancy became instant tabloid fodder, as Spears was still starring on the Nickelodeon series Zoey 101 at the time as well. Spears remained with Maddie's father Casey Aldridge up until 2010 after breaking off their engagement the year prior. Now, Spears has been married to businessman James Watson for nearly three years, and the pair raise Maddie together.
Let's hope that Maddie can go back home and spend some quality time with her family outside of the hospital very soon. All signs are pointing to a full recovery, from the sound of things!