Clay Aiken Describes Baby Parker's Health Scare

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When Clay Aiken's infant son, Parker Foster Aiken, was just four weeks old, the former American Idol singer was thrust into panic mode.

The baby, who had been vomiting with increasing frequency, had to undergo emergency surgery for an intestinal condition that complicates digestion.

"[Jaymes Foster, the baby's mother] and I were trying to be calm, rational parents ... so we didn't call the doctors too much, but it got to a point where he was vomiting up everything," Clay said. "He was starting to get dehydrated."

At the hospital, Parker was diagnosed with pyloric stenosis, a condition that prompted doctors to decide he needed surgery the next day.

The prospect of his son in poor health made Clay Aiken's personal decision to come out and admit that he is gay seem trivial by comparison.

"It was the first moment when I thought, 'I'm actually this child's father!' This is now my responsibility, I need to take care of this child, and he can't ask questions for himself. It was a reality check, like this is the real deal."

As for Parker now, a beaming Clay says, "He's fine, healthy and doing well!"

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In this pic it kinda looks like Clay got Botox??

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I cannot raise a child to lie or to hide things. I wasn't raised that way, and I'm not going to raise a child to do that.

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I have no idea if he'll be gay or straight. It's not something I'll have anything to do with, or that he'll have anything to do with. It's already probably up inside the code there ... No matter what the situation you're in, if you're raised in a loving environment, that's the most important thing.

Clay Aiken [on his son]
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