People: Casey Goode Gets Candid about the Toughest Part of Her Newborn Son's COVID-19 Treatment

Afouda Bamidele
Oct 21, 2020
02:30 P.M.
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Casey Goode recently disclosed what she had to endure during her newborn son's COVID treatment and what part was the hardest for the mother.


Casey Goode is popularly known as Quigley and she rose to fame in 2009 when she competed on the eighth season of "American Idol." The 32-year-old recently shared her struggles after her newborn son, Maximilian "Max" Vaughn was diagnosed with coronavirus.

In an exclusive interview with People Magazine, the mother-of-one disclosed that Max came down with a high fever just days after he had been released from the neonatal ICU.

Quigley aka Casey Goode at the Fashion Island's StyleWeek Presented By SIMPLY on September 13, 2019 in Newport Beach, California | Photo: Getty Images


The boy was diagnosed with the virus after Goode rushed him to the hospital but despite the heartbreaking news, the mother didn't allow herself to be discouraged but stayed positive for her son.

According to Casey, Max had allegedly been exposed to the virus via "direct contact with a medical professional who cared for him."



The hardest part during the isolation and treatment for the 32-year-old was watching how her son struggled with the various devices hooked to his body. Describing the encounter she said: 

"He was hooked up to oxygen. It was really hard to see how uncomfortable he probably was. I’m a person who always looks for a silver lining and I just kept telling myself"


On Sunday, October 4, the "American Idol" alum shared the news about her son's health with fans on Instagram with an emotional post. The mother uploaded a picture of herself cradling Max in her arms at the hospital.

She announced that she would be quarantined with her son in the post's caption and also asked fans for their prayers. After being treated in the pediatric ICU, Quigley and her son were allowed to return home to her husband Alex Goode.



The couple celebrated their son's return with fans on Instagram with adorable family pictures. According to Casey, Max had allegedly been exposed to the virus via "direct contact with a medical professional who cared for him."

However, the 32-year-old influencer assured fans in a video she uploaded on her Instagram story that her son was fine except for a slight "nasal congestion and hoarse voice."


Back in April, Casey and Alex had announced that their family would be expanding soon and they welcomed their son in September. Their little bundle of joy however was stuck in the neonatal ICU for eight days because he "didn't cry or move much" after he was born.


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