Teen Mom OG fans heard that Gary Shirley seems very tolerant and caring towards Amber Portwood these days. But, it seems karma’s not good to him right now. His mom tested positive for the coronavirus, and now, his stepdad’s in intensive care. He can’t see either of them, and they quarantined very carefully as his one daughter suffers from an immunodeficiency disorder.
Teen Mom OG – Gary Shirley’s mom probably got coronavirus at work
In early May, TV Shows Ace reported that Gary Shirley actually supports Amber Portwood and they see her quite often. He felt that despite all the drama over her and Andrew Glennon, the kids need her. He seemed very forgiving and understanding, and that sort of attitude seems big of him and great karma. But it never worked out like that for Gary. By Mother’s Day, his mom was already a week into her fight against the coronavirus.
Gary said on Instagram that he thought she took the illness home to his stepdad from work. People reminds readers she works in an “assisted living facility.” Gary helped out as she worked hard and needed rest. They’d drop off food on her doorstep but otherwise stayed well away. While she seems to be on the mend now, the illness takes ages to go away and he still asks fans for prayers for her on his Instagram. But his stepdad, Jody also got very sick about a week after Mother’s Day. The Teen Mom OG star expected he’d also fall ill.
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This Mother’s Day is a little hard because my mother is very sick. A week ago she was diagnosed with Covid-19. Her line of work put her at a higher risk since she was working in activities and house keeping at an assisted living facility. My wife and I have been trying to help by dropping off food (curbside) so she could focus on getting rest. We haven’t hugged her in about 3 months & we haven’t had her over inside our home for about 3 months. This has been extremely hard for all of us. Our youngest daughter has an immunodeficiency disorder where she gets sick so easily so we have stayed home and took this quarantine very seriously. We have had to go to store a few times (kid free of course) however, I knew my mother would be exposed at some point due to her job which was very worrisome itself. Now, with a confirmed case of covid-19 we are worried more and limited on what we can do to help. She has good days and of course bad days like today. Her and Jody live together and I knew it would only be a matter of time before he would get it, and of course…. I believe he has it now. He has the symptoms, but hasn’t had the test yet. So I will be dropping off breakfast in the morning on the porch and wishing her a Happy Mother’s Day while praying for her. All prayers are welcomed and much appreciated. Happy Mother’s Day to all the beautiful mothers and a BIG Happy Mother’s Day to my amazing wife. @kristina_shirley3
Gary Shirley updates fans about his stepdad and the virus
Over the weekend, Gary took to Instagram and shared about Jody. He shared a collage of photos and captioned them with, “Please continue to pray for my family.” Gary said that “Jody… was rushed to the hospital a few days ago with very low levels of oxygen.” It seems that the hospital staff didn’t mess around. Gary told fans they diagnosed him with COVID-19 and the complications of “pneumonia.”
The Teen Mom OG star said that Jody went into “intensive care.” Treatment includes “receiving plasma and a new clinical trial drug.” They also put him on “a breathing machine in hopes to fight this virus.” Gary added, “As you can imagine this is very difficult on my family.” He also updated about his mom’s condition, noting she’s “getting better,” and is “on the mend.” Many fans continue praying for her, and also for Gary, his family, and Jody.
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Please continue to pray for my family. Jody (my stepdad) was rushed to the hospital a few days ago with very low levels of oxygen. He was admitted into the Intensive Care Unit and diagnosed with Covid-19 & Pneumonia. He is receiving plasma, a new clinical trial drug and on a breathing machine in hopes to fight this virus. As you can imagine this is very difficult on my family. Update on my mom…. She is getting stronger everyday and on the mend. 🙏 @kristina_shirley3
Fans pray for Gary Shirley and his family
On the post about his stepdad, many fans said they keep the whole family in their prayers. One commented, “Thank you for keeping us updated. I certainly have been praying for you and your family Gary 🙏.” It certainly seems like many fans reach out to the Teen Mom OG star during this difficult time.
Remember to check back with TV Shows Ace often for more news and updates about Gary Shirley and other cast members of MTV’s Teen Mom OG.