Casey Goode is not having the best pregnancy journey as she revealed that her baby boy, Max, tested positive for COVID-19.
On Sunday, Casey Goode disclosed to her 276,000 Instagram followers that her child contracted the virus one month after giving birth to him.
“Max tested positive for COVID-19 early Saturday am,” the American Idol alum revealed. In the caption, she further detailed what happened during the terrifying journey.
What happened to baby Max?
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This was the moment I knew I was ready to be a mom… let me explain. My niece, Margaret, was born in September. A month later she was diagnosed with Cystic Fibrosis. May is National Cystic Fibrosis awareness month so I wanted to share a bit about her story. When I sang to her during her first extended hospital visit (above) I felt this overwhelming sense of peace despite the circumstances. The love of a child is the most powerful force in the world. I sang to her as my way of communicating “everything was going to be alright.” This is the first time I’ve ever posted me singing on my feed. Ever since idol, I’ve been too afraid. But Margaret gives me strength. As I comforted her, she comforted me. Love is a crazy beautiful thing. // Xo, Quigs // CF facts: (summaries and facts from the CF foundations website) Cystic fibrosis is a progressive, genetic disease that causes persistent lung infections and limits the ability to breathe over time. It also can effect the pancreas and liver which can lead to malnutrition and poor growth. Treatment for CF depends on the exact mutation of the gene. Margaret’s daily treatments include: A nebulizer two times a day to keep her airways clear, pancreatic enzymes for the absorption of vital nutrients, three medications and as a baby she gets “cupping” twice a day which is basically a pounding on her chest to break up mucus. She will get to move to using a vest which serves this function instead of the cupping in a few months! She also has a GI tube (feeding tube) surgically implanted, by which she gets 6 feedings a day to ensure she gets enough food to stay on track for growth. * CF used to be considered exclusively a childhood disease. Thanks to advancements in CF research and care, people with the disease are living into their 30s, 40s and beyond. * The life expectancy for someone with CF has doubled in the last 30 years, but people still lose their lives to this devastating disease every day. * The CF Foundation will not rest until we find a cure for all people with cystic fibrosis. // I’m including a link in my stories to raise money for the CF foundation in Margaret’s name! LET’S FIND A CURE IN HER LIFETIME!!!
According to Goode, they drove him to the emergency room after suffering from a fever. Unfortunately, they received a confirmation that her baby was exposed to a medical professional who took care of him earlier that week.
This truly shocked the whole family, but the singer and Max need to stay in the PICU to undergo a quarantine period.
She also added that medical professionals treat her like she is already positive since she has been exposed to the baby. However, she clarified that she does not have any symptoms yet.
“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,” she asked her fans.
Meanwhile, Goode’s husband Alex released an update on Sunday, confirming that Max’ fever already came down. But the hospital still put him on oxygen part of the precaution.
Like his wife, Alex also asked his followers for kind thoughts amid the health crisis they face.
“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.”
Casey Goode suffered from alarming medical condition before giving birth
Even before they welcomed Max to the world, Goode said that something terrible happened during their babymoon trip. During that time, she was already 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,” she wrote on social media.
They then decided to start laboring at home to see if she could have a planned home birth. But while doing so, the baby boy’s movements stopped, so they rushed themselves to the hospital.
While doing the emergency procedure, her doctors revealed that she had a series of complications. In the end, she was diagnosed with preeclampsia.
In order to keep her blood pressure normal, she received an IV of magnesium. After nearly 12 hours of labor, her OBGYN needed to vacuum Max out since his heart rate dropped.
“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,” she recalled.
Featured image courtesy of Casey Goode’s Official Youtube Channel