Kate Garraway returns to GMB this week because the doctor warns that the man may need to learn to walk again
Kate Garraway will talk to her co-stars Piers Morgan and Susanna Reid, Good Morning Britain, on Wednesday.
The star will have her return to the ITV show to provide an update on her husband Derek Draper’s battle with the corona virus, after revealing on Sunday that he had awakened from a coma.
Kate’s colleague Piers announced the news on Monday’s show, revealing that Kate will be talking to GMB before he and Susanna take a break for the summer.
Back on TV: Kate Garraway will talk to her co-stars Piers Morgan and Susanna Reid, Good Morning Britain, on Wednesday (pictured on the ITV show on June 5)
“We’re going to talk to Kate on Wednesday before we go into summer,” Piers said.
“She will have a little more to say about this, but it is certainly premature at this point to think that Derek is in no way out of the woods here and he remains in a very serious critical condition.”
Kate, 53, sparked hope when she revealed on Sunday that Derek, 52, had awakened from a coma more than 13 weeks after an initial contract with the coronavirus.
But Piers, 55, insisted that the situation is not as positive as people think, and Derek remains on a “very slow and uncertain path.”
Piers said, “A few newspapers today report a lot about our colleague and friend Kate Garraway and the situation with her husband Derek.
Post: Kate’s colleague Piers announced the news on Monday’s show, revealing that Kate will be talking to GMB before he and Susanna take a break for the summer
“It is probably not as positive a story as the papers may think and we have just received clarification from Kate’s representative.”
The statement said: “These headlines provide a level of optimism that may not be justified, we hope, like Kate there will be more evidence of recovery, but it will be a very slow and uncertain path.”
Later in the show, Lorraine Kelly, 60, repeated Piers’ words during a conversation with Dr. Hilary Jones, who warned that Derek may need to learn to walk and talk during his long recovery.
Awake: Kate, 53, raised hope when she revealed on Sunday that Derek, 52, had awakened from coma more than 13 weeks after an initial contract with the coronavirus (pictured in December 2019)
She said: ‘Our Kate Garraway is on the front pages today, there is definitely a glimmer of hope, it has always been there. Just a little warning, actually, because it’s slow, slow progress. ‘
Dr. Hilary added, “Absolutely. Kate knows that Derek has a long way to go, she knows this. And what we also know is that many people who have recovered from COVID-19 have taken a long time to recover and are still recovering.
“So it’s a fairly chronic disease, even if people survive and have to relearn to walk to talk again. So we shouldn’t underestimate it.
Colleague: Later on Monday’s GMB, Lorraine Kelly, 60, repeated Piers’ words during a conversation with Dr. Hilary Jones
“It’s not alone, you go in, you have it, you’re lucky enough to survive, and life returns to normal. It’s not like that. Many people have an ongoing disability
Lorraine added, “She had such a hard time. She will visit us later this week and I am really looking forward to seeing that.
“She’s had such a hard time and she’s been absolutely remarkable.”
Dr. Hilary said, “And she has never lost sight of other people being in similar situations.”
Recovery: Dr. Hilary Jones warned that Derek may have to learn to walk and talk during his long recovery
Kate had said Hello! Magazine that her beloved husband has finally opened his eyes and is now in “a minimal state of consciousness” after his ongoing battle with COVID-19.
She told the publication, “We remain positive and do everything we can to bring him to us. The kids and I interact with him on FaceTime every day, while a nurse is holding his iPad.
“I really believe he can hear. When the medical staff says, “Good morning, Derek!” He sometimes opens his eyes. We and the doctors are doing everything we can to recover. “
Derek’s first hospitalization took place in March – with Kate and her family who have been meticulously waiting for hopeful news ever since. The couple have two children – Darcey, 14 and Billy, 10.
A timeline of Derek’s coronavirus battle
Kate revealed she and Prince Charles had come ‘relatively close’ at the Prince’s Trust Awards on March 11 – Charles was diagnosed with coronavirus in mid-March.
She said, “Around March 29/30, I came home, came in and said [to Derek] “god you look sick.”
“He said he had a headache, numbness in his right hand and trouble breathing,
“I called doctor Hilary (Jones) and tried to get through, he spoke to Derek. He said turn me on again, I think you should call an ambulance ‘
Derek, 52, was hospitalized on March 30 and remained in an unresponsive state.
Kate and her children isolated at home after showing “mild symptoms.”
Kate said, “Derek stays in intensive care and is still very ill. I am afraid it will be an extremely worrying time.
“I’m afraid he’s still in a very critical condition, but he’s still there, so there’s hope.”
Kate said, “The journey for me and my family seems far from over, as my heart sinks every day as I learn new and devastating ways in which this virus must fight more for Derek.
“But he’s still HERE, so there’s still hope.”
That month, Kate and her family took part in the final blow to caregivers
She said, “I’ll never give that up because Derek is the love of my life, but at the same time I have absolute insecurity.”
On June 5, Kate revealed that Derek is now free from coronavirus but continues to fight the damage done to his body
On Sunday, Kate revealed that Derek has awakened from his coma, but he remains in a serious but critical condition.