Bachelor Nation’s Astrid Loch has recently given an update on her baby boy August William’s battle against COVID-19, who is now out of the hospital.
On Wednesday, the 31-year-old shared on Instagram that she and her 4-week old son “are back home & soaking up all of the cuddles” after he was hospitalized earlier this week with the coronavirus infection.
Loch posted a selfie of the two snuggled up together, captioning, “Watching Auggy get poked and prodded at the hospital and feeling completely helpless was a nightmare but he was such a trooper and I couldn’t be more thankful for the healthcare professionals who took such great care of our little guy.”
“My wish is for no other parent to have to go though [sic] what we did this week,” she added. “This new variant is aggressive and spreading quickly. Please be safe this holiday season and do your part to protect those who are unprotected.”
Loch and fiancé Kevin Wendt became parents to August on November 20. She documented her pregnancy journey in a collection of blog posts for PEOPLE, where she opened up about her fertility struggle and experience with IVF.
On Tuesday, Wendt shared an emotional post, revealing that the entire family of three had tested positive for COVID-19 and “are in isolation until after Christmas.”
He wrote, “Tough week for @thewendtgang. Our family has COVID and it is not taking it easy on any of us.”
Wendt revealed that Loch was the first to exhibit symptoms and then August had a fever.
Talking about his own signs and symptoms, Wendt said, “I got very sick yesterday and today is my worst yet, so I couldn’t go in the hospital, not even to bring Astrid dinner. Because of the new variant and the unknown around transmission, I’ve been staying clear of my little man until my symptoms are gone.”
Wendt went on to laud Loch for her resiliency during the family’s battle against the deadly virus.
He said, “This is an appreciation post for the best mother and teammate there is. @astridloch is such a champ she snapped into mama bear mode and never skipped a beat. While very sick she did everything and more a great mother does.”
“This week reassured me [of two] things,” Wendt added. “August is a strong boy (IVF so he’s the best we got lol) and Astrid was born to be a mom. Thanks hun, for being the mother I knew you would be, already.”