Kate Garraway says 'every time' as she shares heartbreaking fear over husband Derek Draper amid health changes
19.09.2023 - 11:19
Kate Garraway has shared her heartbreaking fear when it comes to her husband Derek Draper and his continued health challenges. The Good Morning Britain presenter has recently opened up about a change in his condition, saying he'd developed a "weird choking" condition that's baffling doctors.
Kate has been helping care for Derek since early 2020 after he contracted coronavirus. The virus 'wreaked havoc' on the former Labour lobbyist's body. He spent just over a year in hospital and has needed round-the-clock care ever since he returned home in April 2021.
While he's made some progress since coming out of his coma, he can still only say the occasional few words and is struggling with renal failure and infected wounds. Another of Derek's struggles comes from his lungs as he can't breathe in oxygen nor breathe out carbon dioxide efficiently, meaning his body is "slightly poisoned all the time".
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Kate recently shared how Derek now urgently needs rehab to help him breathe properly again and detailed a recent scary incident. She told the Sunday Times he has developed a "weird choking" condition that's baffling doctors. "It happened again just last weekend," she said. "For absolutely no reason he just went blue." Fortunately, two carers were on hand to get Derek breathing again as Kate and her son watched in horror. Eventually he "sort of vomited" as the relieved carers knew they'd just had a "really near miss".
In a new interview, following the release of her second book, the Strength of Love, Kate said
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