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Jamie Lynn Spears’ Family United After Daughter Maddie Almost Drowns

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It was a difficult and dramatic week for Jamie Lynn Spears’s family as her 8-year-old daughter Maddie’s life was in serious danger. The little girl is out of the woods now, but last week it all seemed very bleak at one point. One good thing that came out of it though, is that it brought the family closer than ever before.

On February the 5th Maddie drove an all-terrain-vehicle into a pond on her stepfather Jamie Watson’s Kentwood, Louisiana property and nearly drowned. She was rushed to the Children’s Hospital in New Orleans by airlift where she recovered before being released on Friday, February the 10th.

And all the while she was fighting for her life, her mother, father Casey Aldridge and stepdad Jamie Watson kept vigil.

“They sat around her bed, talked to her, held hands and prayed,” a friend of the family has exclusively told PEOPLE magazine.

Jamie Lynn and Casey had split in 2010, but it was now all about their daughter who was submerged underwater for several minutes before first responders rushed to the scene to free her from the vehicle’s seatbelt and safety net.

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“Casey and Jamie Lynn have joint custody, and they’ve been getting along okay, so it was fine for them to be together,” the insider said. “They didn’t take turns in her room or anything like that. They all gathered around her because they wanted Maddie to know that they were all there. Nothing was more important than her.”

On the 7th of February, a source from the hospital had told PEOPLE that Maddie was awake, talkative and showing no signs of neurological damage. She was discharged three days later with doctors saying she was “on the way to a full recovery.”

On Tuesday, country singer Spears posted an Instagram update about her daughter’s progress:

“Maddie isn’t quite ready to return to school, but her doctors did clear her to bring in her Valentine’s Day treats to her class today,” she captioned the adorable shot of her daughter, whom she and ex Aldridge welcomed in June of 2008. “It made her so happy to see her friends, and be able to give them such cute treats. It was a great moment for us after everything that has happened. We are so thankful to celebrate Valentine’s Day with the ones we love, and we don’t take a second of it for granted.”

Source: People

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