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DUDE DAD Taylor Calmus Shares Exciting Update on Newborn Son: ‘He’s Breathing On His Own’

Photo from Heidi Calmus’ Instagram

DUDE DAD Taylor Calmus Shares Exciting Update on Newborn Son: ‘He’s Breathing On His Own’

By Movieguide® Contributor  

In a recent Instagram post, DUDE DAD’s, Taylor and Heidi Calmus, gave an update on their newborn son, Kelso.

The video showed the two holding a sign that updated viewers on the status of the child and then panned out to show the family celebrating in what looked to be their home.

“Since he was born, our baby has been on oxygen and now after 21 days…he’s officially breathing on his own,” Calmus wrote.

“Lord, I thank you for sunshine, I thank you for rain. Thank you for joy, thank you pain. It’s a beautiful day,” the lyrics that played in the background of the video. 

Calmus captioned the post with, “It’s a good day to have a good day.” 

Movieguide® previously reported on the incredible birth story of Kelso: 

Taylor Calmus, known as DUDE DAD on YouTube, and wife Heidi recently announced the birth of their fourth child, son Kelso Calmus.

Heidi Calmus went four days past her original due date. At approximately 12:13AM one morning, she realized it was go time and by 12:49AM she held Kelso in her arms.

 Shortly after, the doctors found that Kelso struggled to breathe on his own because he had inhaled meconium due to the rapid birth. 

“This is not how you picture you first hour of your baby being born,” Heidi said. 

The doctors decided to take the next step which would be to intubate Kelso. This immediately struck panic and worry into Taylor and Heidi.

However, Taylor sat next to Kelso, gave him a pacifier that was in Kelso’s basinet and Kelso “went to town on it,” Taylor stated.

The doctor’s then realized Kelso wasn’t struggling to breathe as much as they thought. Instead, they decided to keep Kelso on a less invasive machine, a CPAP.

“He’s going to be fine. He just needs time to get his breathing right so he can do it on his own and then we’ll go home. But until then, we’ll just be with him and it’s going to be fine,” Taylor concluded in the video.