Rachie, all I can say is WOW. I just can't imagine what it would feel like to be stuck in that frame, but it sounds like Maddy is a true super star - not many kids would be able to deal with that the way she did. You should be so proud of her, and yourself - what a huge thing for a little girl to go through.
Your write-up of the experience was excellent and I know it will really help other parents of kids facing this surgery. Maddy herself could even read it one day!
I hope everything is now settling into place for Maddy and all the family, and hope her recovery is as uneventful as possible