Kate Garraway says husband has ‘opened eyes’ as she hopes for recovery
Kate Garraway has given an update on her husband, Derek Draper’s condition as he continues to fight the complications caused by coronavirus.
The presenter revealed that while Derek is still in a coma, he has opened his eyes a few times since the doctors withdrew the drugs that put him into an induced coma to help his body recover.
She told The Sun that she was hopeful it was a sign he could eventually recover: ‘There is no reason to think that his hearing isn’t working.
‘And he’s opened his eyes, so the hope is that he moves through stages of consciousness and emerges.’
Kate had earlier revealed that she had had a terrifying conversation with one of his consultants who warned her there was a chance Derek could remain in his coma forever.
The family have been FaceTiming him every day in the hopes that hearing their voices and what they have been up to at home will bring him a sense of normality in the hospital.
Derek had been admitted in March and was placed in an induced coma at the start of April to help his body fight off coronavirus.
Although he is now free of the infection, Kate revealed that he had been left with many other problems from Covid-19, including a hole in his heart, needing dialysis on his kidneys and becoming diabetic due to the damage to his pancreas among others.
She revealed that their son Billy, 10, has been sleeping in a den he made ...
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