Here Comes Honey Boo Boo star Kaitlyn Cardwell — Alana “Honey Boo Boo” Thompson’s niece — is recovering after undergoing surgery to have her extra thumb removed.
According to TMZ, the four-year-old is resting following the procedure and will remain in a cast for the next six months while she recovers.
Kaitlyn’s mother, Anna “Chickadee” Cardwell, made the decision to have her daughter’s extra digit removed back in August.
“I know a few people will be mad, but we have made a decision on what to do with Kaitlyn’s thumb. We have decided to remove it because of school, and because we don’t know what it will do to her when she is older and because of kids these days — of how mean they are, and they don’t care,” she wrote on Facebook.
“I can tell everyone now I am going to be a wreck because I know she is going to be scared. I just hope and pray everything will go well and she will be okay.”
Get well soon, Kaitlyn!