‘Teen Mom’ dad Gary Shirley shared last week that his mother Carol tested positive for Covid-19.
In a post to social media Gary explained that his mother Carol was struggling with the virus and that her boyfriend Jody was showing symptoms of the virus.
“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.”
Gary gave an update on May 16th on social media revealing that, while his mother is thankfully getting better, Jody has been hospitalized and also tested positive for the coronavirus and pneumonia.
“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. 🙏”
We’re sending all of our prayers to Jody and Carol and hope that they get well soon!