Kate Garraway Reveals What Sweet Thing She & Her Son Do To Feel Closer To Derek
Journalist Kate Garraway has been going through hell and yet keeping strong while her husband is in a coma. The Good Morning Britain star has now been opening up about what her family has been doing to cope.
Kate Garraway is one tough cookie. She and her family have been staying strong and positive against heart-wrenching conditions.
GMB's Kate Garraway and Her Husbands Fight To Live
In early March, Kate's husband Derek Draper was rushed to the hospital and has been fighting the effects of the coronavirus since. In June he was put into an induced coma.
Now Kate has told HELLO! magazine about how she and her family are coping with the terrifying situation. While he is in the hospital, both Kate and her son 11-year old Billy have been wearing Derek's t-shirts to bed as pajamas. The GMB host said "Billy misses him so much, too. At first, he slept in a camp bed next to Derek's side of the bed, and he wears one of his T-shirts, which swamps him. I've been sleeping in one of Derek's shirts, too, just to feel close to him."
Kate's 2 children have also been impressively strong while FaceTiming their critically ill dad in the hospital. Kate said "Derek's lost a huge amount of weight and when the nurse shaved him because his beard had grown so long, he looked so different. They'd never seen him without stubble or a beard before. During their chats, they tell him what they've been doing, and their sense of humour often shines through."
Kate said of their kind daughter "Darcey, who wants to be a barrister, said: 'Dad, you'd better get better soon because I'm getting cleverer every day. You'll never win an argument if you don't get well soon.' The two of them used to have massive debates about teenagers' rights all the time." Darcey even took a cute jab at her mother when she told her father about having to build furniture on her own "Mum's useless. She can't use a screwdriver. I wish you were here, Dad."
View this post on Instagram
Happy Fathers Day to all the wonderful Daddy's out there. A tough day for us but am filled with so much love & gratitude to still have for my Dad "Trinity " - thats my Dad Gordon, Derek's dad Ken and ofcourse Derek himself ( officially the Best Dad in the World according to Darcey & Billy. ) all three of them never happier than when they are with their children. I'm so grateful to have you still in our lives - & know so many today don't have that. But the love is there - no separation can change that . Thank you so much for all your kind messages of support after my interviews with GMB and The Sun a couple of weeks ago. Am sorry have not posted recently. I just needed a little time. They were incredibly emotional experiences & to be honest left me with a range of feelings - gratitude to @itv & @janemoore for giving me the chance to let all who so touchingly care for Derek know what he is up against but also rather overwhelmed by the long road that lies ahead. Whatever happens next I'm afraid it IS going to be a long road, with an uncertain end that isn't even nearly in sight right now. BUT. This week I am refocusing on hope that as a family we are going to pull together with the support of friends and get through everything come what may. Hope- because I know that the amazing people keeping Derek alive, stand shoulder to shoulder with me in NEVER giving up on him and, of course, hope that my wonderful Derek is going to keep fighting this and eventually start to slowly recover. After all we are all having to do that aren't we in one way or another - this ghastly time has affected us all & life deals us blows that we just have to bounce back from & celebrate the good. This Father's Day I am sending you all the love & positivity in the world - let's seek out the joy! #staypositive #hope #fathersday
While doctors have warned that he may stay in the coma for longer, Kate Garraway feels hopeful for eventual recovery and feels her beloved husband can understand her. Although, she cannot physically visit because of the pandemic she said, "In my heart, I feel that he understands me. I reassure him that he's doing brilliantly and not to worry; that the doctors are doing everything they can and we're going to bring him home soon. I tell him I love him and that although he can't say it back, I know he loves me too."