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PremierLeague-News.Com - The ITV star appeared on Friday's Good Morning Britain to chat to Ben Shephard and Ranvir Singh about the 'amazing' news
PremierLeague-News.Com - Breaking Sport Transfer News ! Kate Garraway has spoken out for the first time since her husband Derek Draper returned home from hospital. The 53-year-old appeared via video link on Friday's Good Morning Britain to chat to Ben Shephard and Ranvir Singh about the "amazing" news. Many viewers will know that Derek was admitted to hospital in March last year after presenting coronavirus symptoms. The virus "wreaked havoc" on Derek's body after he was quickly placed in an induced coma upon being admitted. He suffered kidney failure, liver and pancreatic damage, has holes in his lungs from pneumonia and has lost 8 stone following his battle and was in a prolonged disorder of consciousness. Read More Related Articles How to improve your mood while you work at home and make some savings Read More Related Articles Loose Women 'send love' to Jane McDonald following death of her fiancé Eddie Rothe But now Kate has explained how the decision was made for Derek to come home. "Well, as you know, both of you, I think anybody whose husband or loved one has been in hospital for a long time, what you want is for them to be home. That’s what you’re absolutely campaigning and wanting to happen," Kate told Ben and Ranvir on GMB. "It’s been a lot of discussions, even before Christmas about what is the best way to go, because it’s kind of balancing… it’s a very unique situation, Derek’s situation. "And whilst the doctors have made it very clear they wouldn’t allow him home if there was any risk to his health – I did say, ‘I’m not pushing you into something that’s not right?’ and [the doctor] said, ‘Kate, you can’t push me’ – but it was really looking at his cognition, looking at his consciousness and trying to think about what will be the best way to improve that." Kate chatting to Ranvir and Ben on GMB (Image: ITV) She continued: "You saw in the documentary, there have been improvements in autumn, he’s using more words, and there are more things that he can do now. He’s got some more movement in his hands, he can show emotion. "But it felt as though everything had stalled medically and if anything was going slightly back. Obviously within the very necessary Covid restrictions that are in place, I couldn’t visit, family couldn’t visit, even some of the therapeutic things we would want to do to help him move forward couldn’t happen, so taking all that into account, they said, ‘Right let’s give this a go, let’s get him home safely.’ "So it does feel a little bit like the hospital has come home with me at the moment, as we’ve got all sorts of professional people making sure everything is safe and then see how being in the family environment could help." Kate went on to say the reunion with Derek and the couple's children was "amazing" as they face the next hurdle in his recovery. Derek has spent a year in hospital (Image: ITV) "He can’t really move," she explained.
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. And it’s not just help with looking after him, because it is 24-hour care, and I haven’t really slept as you can probably tell. "I will ease off, I’m just very aware at the moment and it’s a whole new team. So he’s probably got a little bit used to the people in hospital and so it’s a new team now that are working with him and helping him to come through. "It’s going to take a lot of adjustment." Kate went on to discuss what the next steps are. "But on top of the care side, there’s the very specialised therapeutic intervention, which will have to come in to make sure that this isn’t just about getting him with us for us, it’s hoping that actually this will prompt… some recovery.
"He's definitely sort of plateaued at this level. Obviously we’re very grateful for this level but want to see if we can move forward, if we can get him speaking more, able to move more and see what we can draw out. It’s going to be very slow and a bit of wait and see. "The physiotherapy, the occupational therapy, neuropsychology as well and speech and language therapy all working on a programme. "What they’ve said is purpose is what they hope will come in, so when they see the children playing, will it perhaps prompt him more to say, ‘What you building with your Lego, Bill?’ or ‘What are you doing Darcey?’ rather than a forced situation in a vacuum in a room with people in PPE." Kate also showed in her ITV documentary, Finding Derek, how she had begun adapting the home for when Derek was able to leave hospital.
Kate explained how Derek was able to return home
On the arrangements at home, Kate added: "We’re in the kitchen, as you can see we’ve got sofas in our kitchen and our front room is now his bedroom. "I thought I’d got it really ready and then the experts arrived and said, ‘Right we’ve got to get all this out’ because obviously you know chairs and sofas and everything have to go because there’s a lot of kit, there’s a huge amount of kit that comes with him. So, I think the next two and three days I’ll be putting lots of things in plastic boxes. "But it’s all fantastic."
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