Gus, the son of Transportation Minister Pete Buttigieg, has returned home from hospital after a frightening week on mechanical ventilation.
The child was in hospital and was discharged within three weeks.
In the summer, Buttigieg and his husband, Chasten Buttigie, welcomed newborn twins Joseph August (Gus) and Penelope Rose. On Friday, Chastan tweeted the good news about their boy.
“After 3 weeks in and out of hospitals, 125 miles in an ambulance and a horrific week on ventilators, Gus is at home, smiling and feeling great!” He wrote.
“We’re so glad, grateful and thrilled that he and Penelope have taken DC by storm!” – he added and thanked people for “all the love and prayers.”
It was unclear what disease the child was struggling with.
Last week, Chasten Buttigieg posted on Instagram a photo of the transportation secretary holding Gus, dressed as a Halloween traffic cone, in his hospital room.
“As you can see, we are spending this Halloween in the hospital,” he wrote at the time. “Gus is taking it hard, but we’re heading in the right direction.”
Fox News’ Tucker Carlson criticized Pete Buttigieg last month for daring to take parental leave to spend time with his babies instead of work. Carlson’s own employer, Fox News, gives its employees parental leave. Buttigieg “is trying to figure out how to breastfeed,” Carlson mocked, infuriating the LGBT community, women, parents and allies around the world.
Carlson lashed out at Buttigie while they were battling Gus’s health crisis.