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'American Idol' Alum Casey Goode in Total Shock after Her Newborn Baby Tested Positive COVID-19

Joe Akins
Oct 06, 2020
06:40 P.M.
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American singer and social media influencer Casey "Quigley" Goode opened up about her shock in a recent post on her Instagram feed after her newborn baby tested positive for COVID-19. 


In a recent post on her Instagram feed, American singer and social media personality Casey "Quigley" Goode opened up about her shock after her newborn son tested positive for COVID-19. 

The star made the heartbreaking announcement just yesterday with a series of photos from moments in the hospital after the news, much to the dismay of her fans and followers. 

Casey "Quigley" Goode talking on her YouTube show. | Photo: YouTube/Casey Goode


In the first picture, she was sitting up in the hospital bed with baby Maximilian cradled in her arms. Dressed in a black t-shirt, large reading glasses, and a nose mask, she had a look of sheer pain plastered on her face. 

The second photo was a close-up shot of the sleeping baby with tubes in and around his nose, while the last picture showed the mother and child catching a snooze next to each other. She captioned

"Max tested positive for COVID-19 early Saturday am. We took him [to] the ER after he was running a fever in the middle of the night…"


Goode and her husband Alex, welcomed baby Max in late September. She took to her Instagram and gave her followers a detailed insight into her challenging delivery experience.

Before baby Max was born, she found out she had both cholestasis and preeclampsia. She went into labor when she was 37 weeks while she and her husband were leaving their "babymoon" in California.

However, she revealed that the experience stopped her from singing for years.


She further explained that they tried to have a home birth, but when the baby's movements stopped, they had to go to the hospital. The singer's blood pressure was also very high, and she was immediately put on an IV of magnesium. 

Goode revealed that after laboring for about 12 hours and pushing for close to 30 minutes, baby Max's heart rate dropped low and failed to come back up. The baby was vacuumed out immediately and rushed to the NICU, where he stayed for some days.


In a show of honor, the couple was said to have named their child Maximillian after Alex's brother, who died of a heart condition while he was just an infant. 

Goode was introduced to the limelight after taking part in the famous "American Idol" singing competition in 2009. However, she revealed that the experience stopped her from singing for years.


She explained that her humiliating eviction from the show threw her into doubt as she began questioning her purpose in life. She then added she got clarity after meeting Britney Spears' manager Larry Rudolph who talked her out of the negative mindset. 

The star fell back in love with music and wrote several songs during the years to come. However, she struggled with acceptance as a female in the industry and had to step away. Her big break came when she became an Instagram influencer.