American Idol’s Casey Goode says her newborn son Max has tested positive for coronavirus after contact with medic who has infection: ‘This has been a total shock to us’
- She will remain on quarantine with her newborn son Max
- Minneapolis native welcomed son last month
- Singer who performs under the name Quigley
- She was first seen on American Idol’s eighth season in 2009
Goode, who performs under the name Quigley, took to Instagram on Sunday to tell more than 276,000 followers about the her child’s medical condition after welcoming the baby last month with her spouse Alex.
‘Max tested positive for COVID-19 early Saturday am,’ the Minneapolis, Minnesota native said in the caption of the post, explaining the chain of events in the harrowing situation.
The latest: American Idol alum Casey Goode, who performs under the name Quigley, says her baby son Max has tested positive for coronavirus
‘We took him into the ER after he was running a fever in the middle of the night,’ Goode said, adding her family ‘had confirmation that [Max] was exposed from direct contact with a medical professional who had cared for him earlier in the week.’
Goode said that everything has come as ‘a total shock to us,’ as she’s ‘currently quarantining with baby Max in the PICU.’
Goode said medical professionals are treating her as if she’s ‘been exposed’ and is ‘likely positive,’ even though she’s ‘showing no symptoms yet.’
She asked her fans, ‘Please send good energy to our little bub so he recovers fast. Not sure what happens next from here… but I expect to be offline for a while as we recover.’
Devoted mom: Goode said that everything has come as ‘a total shock to us,’ as she’s ‘currently quarantining with baby Max in the PICU’
Precautions: Goode said medical professionals are treating her as if she’s ‘been exposed’ and is ‘likely positive,’ even though she’s ‘showing no symptoms yet’
Tough time: Casey welcomed the baby last month with her spouse Alex
Goode said on the social media site that she and her spouse Alex were in Ojai, California on a ‘babymoon’ trip while she was 37 weeks pregnant.
‘As we were making the drive back, I got some alarming blood work results back stating that I had a condition called cholestasis that put me and baby at risk,’ Goode said. ‘We decided to labor at home for a while to see if I could still have my planned home birth but baby’s movements stopped so we decided to go to the hospital.’
Goode went into detail about the series of complications doctors discovered amid the medical procedure, as she was diagnosed with preeclampsia.
‘My blood pressure was skyrocketing so they quickly put me on an IV of magnesium to prevent me from having a seizure. I labored for under 12 hours and pushed for about 30 minutes before baby’s heart rate dropped quite low wouldn’t come back up,’ Goode said. ‘My OB got into the room and immediately had to vaccum him out.
Throwback: She was first seen on American Idol’s eighth season in 2009
Keeping the faith: Casey asked her fans,’Please send good energy to our little bub so he recovers fast’
‘It got really scary at the end as he wasn’t crying or moving much when he came out. They took him for some tests and I only got to see him for about three seconds before he went to the’ neonatal intensive care unit.
The baby was under care there for multiple days until being sent home.
Goode’s husband Alex also provided an update Sunday, saying that the baby’s ‘fever has come down since being admitted, but he has been put on oxygen as a precaution.’
Alex, who works as a branding and creative coach, asked his followers for kind thoughts amid the family health crisis.
‘We are in good spirits but we could also use some positive vibes,’ he said, ‘so please keep Mad Maxi & Mama Quigley in your thoughts tonight.’