Kate Garraway has revealed that her former GMB co-star Piers Morgan advised her to keep notes on husband Derek Draper’s battle with COVID.
After publishing her book The Power of Hope, she told Iain Dale on LBC Radio on Friday that the tome might not have happened if 56-year-old Piers’ suggestion hadn’t been at the beginning of her husband’s ongoing ordeal. .
The TV star, 53, shared how the journalist told her to write everything down, but that she didn’t do that at first because “ there didn’t seem to be time, ” but later he followed his advice.
Wise Words: Kate Garraway released her new memoir The Power of Hope and revealed that she had been advised by Piers Morgan to keep notes of husband Derek Draper’s struggles with Covid (pictured together in 2018)
In her new memoir, The Power Of Hope, Kate talks about Derek’s ordeal in crude detail and pays tribute to “the brilliant team of doctors and specialists” who cared for him and how what they learned has helped the treatment of others. .
She describes how the toughest experience of her life began last March when Derek was taken to hospital with very low oxygen levels.
His condition deteriorated and he became one of the most affected patients, remained in intensive care for a year and despite having returned home, he is seriously ill and doctors say he was the most seriously ill patient to survive the virus.
Kate discussed her path to getting the book out and gave the candid interview on Friday, where she attributed her notes to Piers saying, “ It was actually Piers Morgan who said very early on, ‘You have to write this down …
New: The Good Morning Britain presenter, 53, said the book (pictured) might not have happened if Piers hadn’t suggested taking notes
‘And I actually didn’t, because there was no time to write things down. But he said you should only write words that you will remember because he said you will not remember some of these things. ‘
The mother of two added that when her husband first fell ill, she kept “ massive amounts of notes ” of his condition due to the crowds of the staff.
She said, “I started taking a lot of notes on things like oxygen levels, liver enzymes, and everything, so I have a strange kind of medical book.”
Prior to her chat, Piers urged followers to read the book as he took to Twitter to write, ‘This is such a fantastic book. Powerful, moving, heartbreaking, inspiring, courageous and funny ‘.
Declined: Derek contracted Covid last year and also suffered complications caused by the virus. He was hospitalized in April and doctors put him in a coma the following month (pictured in 2019)
Kate recently revealed that Derek had a rare encephalitis in an excerpt from her book, published in Subway.
She explains, “ This, they told me, was a unique historical event, a one-time outbreak of inflammation, and the fact that it appeared in some form on the previous April CT scans in April meant that it was right away. happened at the beginning. when Derek was first on ECMO [a machine which oxygenates the blood]. ‘
Doctors said to Kate, “We can’t rule out some sort of recovery, but we can’t rule out that he will never recover.”
Meanwhile, Kate recently admitted that at one point she feared that Derek – who recently came home after a year in the hospital – might never remember her and their children, Darcey, 15, and Billy, 11.
About ‘This Morning’ she said, ‘For me, I just feared he wouldn’t remember us, which is actually quite selfish of me. Because I don’t know if he would have been in a better or worse position.
‘At one point we thought we might take care of him at home and be strangers. And that’s frightening to him, and strange to us.
“But he definitely knows us, and he’s absolutely happy to be home, and we’re so happy he’s home.”
Frank: Kate admitted that at one point she feared that Derek – who recently returned home after a year in the hospital – may never remember her and their kids, Darcey, 15, and Billy, 11 (pictured with her kids in 2019 )