I have been frustrated, emotional and depressed looking after Derek, but I want him to survive, says Kate Garraway

KATE Garraway has revealed how she has sometimes been “frustrated, emotional and depressed” caring for Derek but desperately “wants him to survive”.

That Good morning Great Britain star, 55, has reflected on two tough years since her husband was first hospitalized with coronavirus.

Kate Garraway has openly opened up about life as usual


Kate Garraway has openly opened up about life as usualCredit: Instagram
Kate's husband, Derek, has been seriously ill since contracting Covid in 2020


Kate’s husband, Derek, has been seriously ill since contracting Covid in 2020Credit: ITV

Kate has been very honest about his journey with Derekand gave an update today on how she’s been doing during this tough time.

Going to Instagram to remember World Mental Health Dayshe spoke openly about her feelings.

Kate spoke to fans about the ups and downs of being a carer and how she had struggled at times looking after her stricken husband.

She talked about the documentary she made, Finding Derekwhich showed how much her family’s life had changed over the past two years.

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Inside Kate Garraway's north London home after she adapted it for Derek Draper

Speaking to the camera, she said: “In the documentary you saw me frustrated, depressed, emotional.

“And I have been all of them and more in the past weeks and months and more.

“Because that’s the thing about caring, you want it to continue because you want the person to survive and still be with you so you CAN take care of them, but there’s not an end point and it gets none easier.”

Last month Derek returned to the hospital for a “serious” medical procedure.

It was the latest setback in his continued recovery from the disease that ravaged his organs.

The fight against Derek, who was first hospitalized in March 2020, had surgery on him kidneys.

A source said at the time: “This is another hammer blow for poor Derek.

“He is giving the fight against Covid his absolute all, but his kidneys have suffered quite serious damage.

“The doctors explained that there was no alternative but to operate. Of course Kate and the family are worried, but she has been reassured that the procedure itself is routine.

“Everyone has crossed everything and Kate is her usual stoic self and keeps everything running, business as usual, on the home front.”

Former spin doctor Derek was Britain’s longest-suffering hospital patient after contracting the virus.

He suffered significant and permanent damage to his organs after being put on a ventilator in the intensive care unit.

Mum-of-two Kate had to take time off Good Morning Britain and her Smooth FM radio show to look after her husband.

She has now returned to both jobs. It was later revealed that Derek was struggling with life threatening sepsis.

Kate has released two documentaries detailing Derek’s battle against the virus.

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Viewers were left in tears at the toll Covid has had on the father-of-two.

Besides helping him with basic bodily functions – and washing seven times a day – Kate has had her London home adapted to help Derek settle back into family life.

In his latest setback, Derek had to undergo a 'serious' medical procedure


In his latest setback, Derek had to undergo a ‘serious’ medical procedure

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