Kate Garraway says husband has opened his eyes but is still in ICU

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Kate Garraway says husband has opened his eyes but is still in ICU

Presenter Kate Garraway has revealed that her husband Derek Draper has opened his eyes after spending three months in a coma.

The 52-year-old was placed in an induced coma in April after contracting coronavirus.

In an  interview with HELLO!, Kate has explained that her husband is now in a ‘minimum state of consciousness’, and has opened his eyes.

She said: “We’re keeping positive and doing everything we can to bring him round.

“The children and I communicate with him every day on FaceTime, while a nurse holds his iPad.

“I really believe he can hear. When medical staff say ‘Good morning, Derek,’ he sometimes opens his eyes.

“We and the doctors are doing everything we can so that he can start to recover.”

The Good Morning Britain presenter was told six times that she may lose her husband.

Derek has now tested negative for Covid-19, but the virus has wreaked havoc on his body.

On one occasion, Derek failed to regain consciousness when doctors attempted to bring him out of his medically induced coma.

Appearing on GMB last month, Kate explained that her husband was begging to be put into the coma because he was in so much pain.

She said: “The problem is I have huge hope and massive positivity and will never give up on that because Derek is the core of my life, but I have absolute uncertainty and the doctors don’t know because they have never seen this before.

“One doctor said to me he’s the worst affected person he’s had to treat that has lived, thank God he’s lived so far.”

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