We recently reported that Teen Mom OG’s Gary Shirley was asking for prayers for his mother. His mom, Carol Zizak, was diagnosed with COVID-19.
Gary shared the sad news on Mother’s Day. Many fans commented on the post offering comforting words.
Cheyenne Floyd, a fellow cast member on Teen Mom OG, commented, “Praying for you guys and a speedy recovery,” with the prayer hands emoji.
In the post about his mom, Gary said he believed his stepfather Jody had the virus too.
Now, Gary is sharing that his stepdad Jody has been officially diagnosed with COVID-19 and pneumonia. He was rushed to the hospital and admitted into the Intensive Care Unit.
Gary, 33, has shared several lengthy posts asking fans for prayers for his family. He believes that his mom caught COVID-19 working at an assisted living facility.
He also said that they have been extremely careful and practiced social distancing.
In his post, Gary also revealed that Jody is currently receiving plasma and being treated with a new clinical trial drug while on a breathing machine.
After telling fans that his mother Carol has COVID-19, Gary Shirley reveals that his stepdad Jody was diagnosed as well
He also gave an update on his mother. He said she is continuing to heal but is very worried about Jody.
While Carol and Jody have been sick, Gary and his wife Kristina have been reportedly dropping food off on their curb. He says it has been very difficult for the family to be apart.
Gary has also revealed that they are taking quarantine very seriously due to 5-year-old Emilee’s immunodeficiency disorder. He shares Emilee with his wife, Kristina.
Gary and his family are taking quarantine seriously as his daughter ahs an immunodeficiency disorder
He wrote, “Our youngest daughter has an immunodeficiency disorder where she gets sick so easily so we have stayed home and took this quarantine very seriously.”
Gary’s ex and fellow Teen Mom OG star Amber Portwood has not spoken out about his family battling COVID-19.
However, she has donated over 1,000 masks to the local hospital to help healthcare workers.
Sending thoughts and prayers to Gary, Carol, Jody, and the entire family! We hope that Carol and Jody fully recover soon.
Teen Mom OG airs on Tuesdays at 8/7c on MTV.