Teen Mom star Gary Shirley’s stepdad rushed to the hospital for COVID-19 – The Sun

TEEN Mom star Gary Shirley revealed his stepdad Jody has been admitted into the ICU after being diagnosed with coronavirus.

Last week, the 33-year-old reality star announced his mother Carol was also “very sick” with COVID-19.


Alongside a collage of his stepfather, the MTV star wrote: “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.”

Gary continued about his treatment: “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.”

On Mother's Day, just days before he revealed his stepdad had also contracted the virus, Gary shared his mom Carol had tested positive.

He revealed in a heartbreaking Instagram post: "This Mother’s Day is a little hard because my mother is very sick."

The TV personality said she was diagnosed with COVID-19 a week before the post.

The dad-of-two admitted she was at high risk of contracting the virus because she works in an assisted living facility doing various activities and housekeeping.

He added that he and his wife, Kristina, have been doing all they can for her, dropping food outside her house so she can get as much rest as possible.

The Indiana native continued to write: "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," he concluded.

Gary said the situation has been "extremely hard" on the family as his youngest daughter, Emilee, has an immunodeficiency disorder that makes her prone to getting sick.

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