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Singer and Instagram influencer Casey ‘Quigley’ Goode has revealed the devastating news that her newborn son Max has tested positive for coronavirus.
The Los Angeles-based star shared the heartbreaking update with her followers in a post on Monday, explaining that her 17-day-old baby contracted COVID-19 from a ‘medical professional’.
“Max tested positive for COVID-19 early Saturday am,” she wrote in the caption.
“We took him into the ER after he was running a fever in the middle of the night. We had confirmation that he was exposed from direct contact with a medical professional who had cared for him earlier in the week.
“This has been a total shock to us. I am currently quarantining with baby Max in the PICU. They are treating me as if I have been exposed and are likely positive as well, although I am showing no 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.”
The new mum also shared three photos taken from the hospital’s emergency room, one of which shows her looking distressed while wearing a disposable face mask and cradling her newborn.
The second snap Max appears to be sleeping while hooked up to a variety of tubes and drips and in the third, Casey is curled up next to him.
A few hours after her initial post, Casey’s husband, branding and creative coach Alex Goode, took to his own Instagram account to provide more details on how both mother and child were faring while isolating in the pediatric ICU at Northridge Hospital Medical Center, California.
“His fever has come down since being admitted, but he has been put on oxygen as a precaution,” he wrote.
He added that the young family are in ‘good spirits’ but asked followers to keep Casey and Max in their thoughts.
In an earlier video shared to his Stories, Alex said that Max and Casey may be able to return home to continue their quarantine as soon as the following day.
He also explained that he was unable to accompany his wife and son into the hospital due to COVID-19 protocol.
Casey and Alex welcomed Max into the world on September 18, however, it wasn’t a smooth labour. Plans for a home birth went out the window when it was discovered that Casey had cholestasis and preclampsia at 37 weeks, forcing them to rush to the hospital.
“My blood pressure was skyrocketing so they quickly put me on an IV of magnesium to prevent me from having a seizure,” Casey revealed in an Instagram post on September 22.
“I laboured for under 12 hours and pushed for about 30 minutes before baby’s heart rate dropped quite low wouldn’t come back up. My OB got into the room and immediately had to vacuum him out.
“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 NICU.”
Casey appeared under her maiden name, Carlson, as a contestant on American Idol in 2009 and has since built a 280k-strong following on social media as a content creator and expert.