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Kate Garraway's husband 'able to watch her on Good Morning Britain'

Kate Garraway's husband 'able to watch her on Good Morning Britain'
Kate Garraway reveals that her husband Derek Draper is being shown her appearances on Good Morning Britain.

Kate Garraway has revealed that her husband Derek Draper appears to be watching her on Good Morning Britain from his hospital bed.

The 52-year-old is thought to have faced one of the most severe battles with coronavirus of anyone in the country and is now approaching four months in intensive care.

While he is now free of the deadly virus, Draper's body has been severely damaged by the battle and he is still in the process of coming out of a deep coma.

Garraway returned to work on GMB for the first time last week and Draper's nurses have been ensuring that he has been able to see the programme as he starts a long recovery.

"As you know Derek had a tough week last week, that's the one thing we're all having to face," she told viewers. "He had a tough week, he had two big falls in blood pressure which worried the staff, and also swelling in his legs which was concerning that it might be clots. It was very, very emotional.

"We know that COVID can cause clotting and he has had clots in his lungs. He's being treated with anticoagulants to try and dissipate that. I suppose the concern might be if it was new clots forming now that he doesn't have an active COVID virus, what does that mean?

"But it's stable and he is stable, and actually, yesterday I spoke to nurses and they said they have put GMB on and they felt he looked at it because his eyes were open and he looked focused and engaged."

The couple have been married for 15 years and have two children together.


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