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Health & Fitness Kate Garraway reveals her husband Derek Draper ‘could be locked in a coma forever’ after contracting coronavirus

13:26  06 june  2020
13:26  06 june  2020 Source:   ok.co.uk

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Kate Garraway 's husband Derek Draper has been critically ill in intensive care for 10 weeks, after contracting coronavirus . Kate Garraway has been told her husband may never recover from his coma (Image: ITV). That he is locked in this for ever ’," she continued.

Kate Garraway has emotionally revealed her husband Derek Draper “could be locked in a coma forever” after falling ill with coronavirus.

The Good Morning Britain star, 53, has been told by doctors to consider the “second worst case scenario” for her 52 year old husband, who was hospitalised with covid-19 ten weeks ago.

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After her emotional appearance on GMB, where she revealed her husband had beaten the coronavirus but doctors are unsure if he will survive the damage, Kate has opened up about being told by a senior doctor that Derek could never come out of his coma.

Speaking to The Sun, Kate recalled the heartbreaking moment she received a phone call from a senior doctor in Derek’s intensive care unit.

a person holding a sign: Kate Garraway reveals her husband Derek Draper may © ITV Kate Garraway reveals her husband Derek Draper may

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She said: “There was a terrible phone call two weeks ago from a senior doctor in the intensive care unit. It was late at night on a Friday and I remember exactly where I was sitting and what I was wearing. My first question, the one I always ask when the hospital call, was: ‘Is Derek still alive?’ and he said he was, but then asked me what my greatest fear was.

“I said: ‘Derek dying’ and he replied: ‘Well, now I think I have to give you a second worst case scenario, which is that he never changes from this. That he is locked in this for ever’. He said: ‘I’m not telling you this to scare you. It’s because we don’t know if he can recover. We’ll only know over the coming weeks and months’.”

a man standing in front of a building: Kate Garraway said she © Mirrorpix Kate Garraway said she

GMB star Kate, who confirmed she is sending her son Billy back to school, added: “I threw up, there and then. People had said to me before that they thought he was going to die, but not that he might stay in this state.

“It’s like a second level of loss. We may lose him even if we don’t lose him. If he doesn’t wake up, then he’s sort of lost anyway… not that I’d love him any less or ever give up. I’d fly all over the world to find a cure if there was one, but all this is unprecedented.

a person standing in front of a building: Derek and Kate share two children, Darcey and Billy, together © Instagram/Kate Garraway Derek and Kate share two children, Darcey and Billy, together

“There have been many awful calls over the weeks, but that one was particularly awful because I realised that, even though he’s now Covid-free, the battle has changed.”

Kate also opened up about her husband being given an MRI scan, which revealed the extent of the impact the coronavirus had on his body.

She said: “So they could finally see the damage they hadn’t been able to see before. The virus has just attacked everything.

Kate Garraway wearing a red shirt: Kate Garraway said she will © Getty Kate Garraway said she will

“He’s got a tracheotomy now, so he’s breathing through that, and his lungs, which have clots, are showing some sign of recovery.

“But the MRI showed that he has damage everywhere, holes in his heart, his liver is impacted, and his pancreas… well, he’s now very, very diabetic which he wasn’t before.

“He’s been on kidney dialysis because his kidneys stopped functioning. And his nerves and his neurology have been affected by the virus, but the impact and the damage of that, they don’t yet know.

“He’s still being given breathing support, but the hope is that each day he will need less. They are watching him constantly, it’s like spinning plates. But whatever happens, we’re looking at months and months of rehabilitation.”

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Kate Garraway's daily updates on her husband's battle with Coronavirus tell us more about the human impact of the disease than any Government statistics or charts ever couldDraper, 53, was put in a medically-induced coma in March after developing coronavirus, and is now said to be in a ‘minimum state of consciousness. As Garraway missed two recordings of Good Morning Britain this week, the public desperately seem to be seeking new information about what this means for his condition.

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