Derek Draper, Kate Garraway’s husband, had now said his first heartbreaking word since his ongoing COVID-19 Battle from when he was hospitalized in March.
Good Morning Britain’s star mentioned the first word by her husband and said that he is now able to breathe without a ventilator. But it is still a “case of trying to balance belief, hope, optimism with reality”.
Kate told The Sun: “We have had a breakthrough which was both amazing yet heartbreaking.”
“It happened when the nurses were moving Derek, as part of his treatment, to trigger the sensation of gravity because he’s been horizontal for so long.”
“Right from the beginning, when Derek couldn’t even open his eyes, the doctors and nurses have always talked to him to be respectful, and to try to trigger a response.”
“As they were shifting him, they asked if he could feel anything — not expecting a response as he hadn’t previously. But suddenly he mouthed in a whisper, ‘Pain’.”
The star of ITV, who has two children with Derek mentioned: “They called me straight after and I burst into tears. The staff told me later that they were so emotional as well.”
“It breaks my heart that there may have been times that he’s been in terrible pain and wasn’t able to communicate it.”